Visa Requirements for Canada Passport Holders – Guyana (Co-operative Republic of Guyana)

Countries and territories have different conditions to allow travelers to enter or visit their area. People must follow these requirements in order for them to be granted permission to enter and stay in the territory they are visiting. These countries will also have specific requirements for permission to foreign individuals to study, work, or reside in their country. Other countries give permission to foreigners to stay or gain entry to their territory without the need for visas or permits. They usually only ask these nationalities to have a valid passport from their country of origin.

Canadian citizens may visit the Co-operative Republic of Guyana without the need for a visa as long as they have Canadian passports with validity of not less than six months. They must also have with them return tickets if asked to present or needed. If they are travelling to Guyana on business, they should be in possession of a business letter which will explain the purpose for their trip in detail. Visitors are also required to have certification that they have had yellow fever vaccination if they came from a place where there have been cases of yellow fever. If they are leaving Guyana, they must prepare 2,500 Guyana dollars for departure tax and additional 1,500 Guyana Dollars for airport security fees. These can only be paid in cash.

The Canadian government has issued warnings for their citizens who are travelling to Guyana about the high crime rate in the country. They have also enumerated certain areas in Guyana that tourists should be wary of travelling to or avoid if possible. Canadian passport holders must make sure to have their passport stamped when they arrive in Guyana in order to avoid any problems in the future.

For additional information or updates about travelling to Guyana, interested parties may get in touch with the Guyana High Commission in Ottawa:

High Commission of Guyana in Ottawa

151 Slater St. Suite 309
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5H3
Telephone: (613) 235-7240/49
Fax: (613) 235-1447

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