|Local time is GMT -4.
|220 volts AC, 50Hz.
|The official language of Guyana is English, but it is spoken as a second language by most of the people. Guyanese Creole English is widely spoken as well as Urdu and Tamil, several Native American languages are also spoken.
|Yellow fever vaccination certificates are required by travellers over 1 year of age coming from infected areas. Travellers are strongly advised to take out good travel insurance. Typhoid is a risk. Immunisation is recommended for Hepatitis A, B and D as they are are highly endemic in the Amazon basin. Comprehensive health insurance is recommended. Medical care and prescription drugs are limited and sanitary conditions are poor in many medical facilities. Travellers are advised to bring prescription medicines sufficient for their length of stay.
|Usually 10% at hotels and restaurants.
|Business hours are generally 8am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday.
|The international country dialling code for Guyana is +592 and IDD is available to main towns and cities. Mobile telephone services are provided by Cel Star Guyana Inc and Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T). Mobile phones can be hired from GT&T. Internet cafes are available mainly in Georgetown while Post offices are found across the country.
|The following goods can be imported into Guyana by travellers aged 16 years or over without incurring customs duty: 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 225g of tobacco; spirits not exceeding 750ml; wine not exceeding 750ml; computers; a reasonable amount of perfume for personal use.