Guyana Travel Information
GWB is not liable for any attendee travel expenses in the event that the in-person Annual Meeting is cancelled or postponed. Please keep this in mind when booking your travel.
Transportation by Air
There are four (4) main airports in Guyana but the first two are mainly for international travel. The main airports are as follows:
1. Cheddi Jagan International Airport (22.2 miles / 35.8 kilometers from CBD of town).
2. Eugene F. Correira International Airport (3.4 miles / 5.5 kilometers from CBD of town)
3. Kaieteur International Airport (145.6 miles / 234.3 kilometers)
4. Lethem Airport in Region 9
The Guyana Mental Health and Well-Being (GWB) Project recommends using designated airport taxis or call one of the following recommended taxi drivers in advance:
|Mr. Richard Bachan
|Jonesie Airport Services
|Mr. Donald Bachan
|Curtis Taxi Service
Please note that the ride from the airport to the recommended hotels is about one (1) hour at a cost between GY$8,000 (US$40.00) and GY$10,000 (US$50.00) depending on the location of the hotel.
For information as to whether you do or do not need a visa to enter Guyana, please check on the following website: https://www.minfor.gov.gy/visa-entry-requirements-countries/ . Since the acquisition of a visa could be lengthy, please do make sure you apply for the visa well in advance of travel. All non-citizens entering Guyana must have a valid passport not expiring within six (6) months. Please review the entry requirements from the Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana carefully as you plan your travel. If in difficulty, please contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org.
The official currency of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana is Guyana Dollars (GY$). The exchange rate with the United States Dollar (USD) fluctuates but it is currently one (1) US Dollar to two hundred and ten (210) Guyana dollars. Please do note that the hotel reservation rates are quoted in USD even though some also do quote in Guyana dollars. Please do note that not all vendors transact business with credit and debit cards and as such, plan to have some local currency when preparing to transact business. Visit https://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/ to estimate conversions.
Cell Phone Use
If you are traveling to Guyana from overseas, you may be subject to roaming fees with your cell phone. Be sure to check your plan before traveling to find the most economical way to use your phone while in Guyana. GWB is working with the conference site to provide wireless internet access in all meeting space, and all of our official hotels include wireless internet in the cost of the sleeping room.
Daily high temperatures in November are around 30°C (86°F), rarely falling below 28°C (82°F) or exceeding 32°C (90°F). Daily low temperatures in November are around 24°C (75°F), rarely falling below 23°C (73°F )or exceeding 25°C (77°F). Thanks to its proximity to the Equator, there are only two seasons in Guyana: rainy and dry. On the coast, such as in Georgetown where the conference is being held, the rainy season occurs from May to mid-July and mid-November to mid-January.Expect a little rain.
Like most cities in the world, most visits to Guyana are trouble-free Petty crime levels are high. You should take sensible precautions to protect yourself and your belongings, such as:
1. Secure valuables in hotel safe
2. Travel in groups to town or for sight-seeing
3. Avoid travel at night if at all possible.
4. Avoid carrying large amounts of money
5. Do not show a lot of money when paying for goods
6. Adopt security measures that you would in your own country
For resources to help you plan other activities while in Guyana, please visit Tourism Guyana at https://tourismguyana.gy/.