Guyana visa requirements for South Africans

Travel and visa requirements

Guyanese Visa is not required for South Africans

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • South Africans looking to visit Guyana for up to 30 days can do so without a visa. 
  • South Africans visiting Guyana must have a passport valid for a period of six months after arrival in Guyana. 
  • South Africans visiting Guyana must have proof of sufficient funds covering their stay in Guyana, a return/onward tickets and the necessary travel documents for their next destination. 
  • South Africans visiting Guyana must have a certificate of yellow fever vaccination. 
  • South Africans visiting Guyana can extend their stay before the expiry of their current visa at the ministry of home affairs in Georgetown. 
  • Intending visitors can get to Georgetown, Guyana from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, Air France, KLM, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Guyana.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Georgetown is 1 day, 5 hours it is 1 day, 5 hours, from Cape Town, and 1 day, 9 hours from Bloemfontein.
  • The Guyanese dollar is Guyana’s official currency and can be obtained from banks and foreign exchange offices. 
  • ATMs are available in most places in Guyana and credit/debit cards are accepted in restaurants, hotels, resorts, gift shops, and other major business outlets in the country.
  • Guyana’s climate is warm and tropical throughout the year, with major rainy seasons from December to January and May to June.
  • Guyana’s numerous natural and historical beauties put it out as a great place for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new cultures.
  • Guyana uses the Guyana Time (GMT-4) which makes South Africa six hours ahead of it. 
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Guyana are of type A, B, D and G. The standard supply voltage is 240 V, with a standard frequency of 60 Hz.
  • Christianity, Islam and Hinduism are Guyana’s predominant religions.
  • English is Guyana’s official language and is spoken widely alongside the Guyanese Creole, Portuguese, and Spanish.
  • Getting around in Guyana is possible with public buses, taxis, car rentals, boats, etc.
  • Guyana is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Guyana famous for?
  • Guyana's natural resources include Rice fields, bauxite(aluminium), pristine rain-forests, sugarcane plantation and gold reserves. 

What are Guyana's popular dishes?
  • Curry, Metamgee, Pepperpot, and Cook-up rice are some of Guyana's famous dishes.

What to wear in Guyana?

Smart, functional, and comfortable items of clothing like denim, boots, T-shirts, etc, would work when visiting Guyana.

Is Guyana a safe place to visit?

Guyana is not completely safe for tourists due to the high rates of various petty crimes targeted against locals and foreigners alike.

Which places are best to visit in Guyana?

Bartica, Rewa Eco Lodge, Surama Eco-Lodge, Monte Roraima National Park, etc are some of Guyana's prime spots for tourists.

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7 months ago

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