TOURISM: MUST READ! Is Guyana Safe to Visit in 2021? – By Mathilde: –

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– By Mathilde: –

In fact, Guyana boasts one of the highest levels of biodiversity in the world and, unlike many of its neighbours, over 70% of its natural environment remains intact. For anybody looking for a fresh, off the beaten track place to explore, Guyana is basically a paradise.

However, it isn’t always what we’d call “paradise”. Safety issues in urban and rural areas, as well natural threats like the weather and insect-borne diseases, can make it a risky place to explore – especially if you’re not used to that sort of environment.           

As such, we’ve crafted this guide to staying safe in Guyana to tell you everything you need to know about this little known nation, from how to get around to how to avoid crime hotspots and whether or not it’s safe for female travellers – we’re here to help.


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  • brandli62  On 02/12/2021 at 6:04 am

    It does not seem that we’ll be able to travel to Guyana any time soon. Sad but true!

  • wic  On 02/12/2021 at 12:21 pm

    I left Guyana in Feb 77 and am disappointed to get confirmation that safety in Georgetown hasn’t improved. It’s still no different from what James Bond said in the movie “From Russia with Love” – Istanbul is a rough town. Very sad Dr. B.

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 02/12/2021 at 1:11 pm

    An excellent resource for those who enjoy traveling across our world and would like to add Guyana to their experience. Thanks for sharing.

  • wally n  On 02/12/2021 at 2:08 pm

    My friend recently passed away, unfortunately for me, I miss him, he did after many years convinced me I should return. He never left, but visited Canada
    and the US every year.
    He did mention to me, on TV people see big houses and brand new SUV’s on the driveways, in many of those homes, no one works?
    When one returns “home” after many years, in many cases their peers are long gone,they meet the off springs, most resemble the parents, sound like the parents, but you have to be careful with a rush to connect, you could end up,robbed or dead,
    Guyanese especially in Georgetown, have long ago lost the “Night” there is no calm night strolling.
    Murder…used to be something occurring way in a distance, today, a block over, couple of houses down the road, next door, even upstairs…but as in Trinidad, people used to it, does not stop them from going out sporting.
    Hopefully, visitors know someone, who knows something about living and surviving, there are still many things left to enjoy.
    Me, I am not going, I am looking towards ….maybe Nevis…Montserrat

  • Dennis Albert  On 02/14/2021 at 12:15 am

    I think it’s Guyana that should question if the developed countries are “safe” for non-whites.

    BTW we don’t want smallpox and antibiotic resistant STIs that certain people from the developed world bring due to their upbringing, and genetic risks of cancer and deadly diseases. We don’t want lawlessness here from dem people.

    On a general topic: Don’t wear LV, Prada and designer clothes and bandits have no reason to target anyone.

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