*Travel to French Guiana is severely restricted until further notice. Travellers must prove that entry is for essential reasons. You may also need to request permission from the Prefecture in order to enter. The form for requesting permission is available on the herePrefecture’s website. All travellers over the age of 11 must undertake a test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure for French Guiana. The test is obligatory and the traveller must show proof of a negative result before embarking. Arrivals from most destinations will also be required to self-isolate for seven days, before taking another PCR test. hereSee the local Prefecture website for further information. Travellers may also need to produce a self-certified document affirming that they have no COVID symptoms and that to their knowledge they have not been in contact with any person confirmed positive within the last 14 days. You should check with your travel operator and the herelocal Prefecture’s advice ahead of travel. In addition, you will have to provide the completed necessary travel “attestation” which is available from the hereFrench government’s website. Quarantine may be requested by authorities in other territories if travelling from French Guiana. Airlines may refuse boarding to anyone who does not produce both proof of a negative result and the self-certified document. These entry requirements are subject to change. For further information on the entry restrictions in place for French Overseas Territories, heresee the French government’s website before travelling. If travelling via France, you should consult the entry on France. Internal Restrictions:
*Travel within French Guiana: The state of emergency in French Guiana is extended to 30 October. The government has divided regions of the country into four groups. A curfew is imposed from 22:00 to 05:00 (Monday to Friday), as well as, on weekends from 22:00 Saturday to 05:00 Monday in Cayenne, Camopi, Iracoubo, Kourou, Macouria, Matoury, Sinnamary, Saint Georges, Remire-Montjoly, Regina, Roura, and Montsinery-Tonnegrande (Group 1). A curfew is imposed from 20:00 to 05:00 (Monday to Friday), and on weekends from 20:00 Saturday to 05:00 Monday is imposed on Apatou, Saint-Laurent du Maroni, AwalaYalimapo and Mana (Group 2). A curfew from 17:00 to 05:00 (Monday to Friday) and on weekends from 17:00 Saturday to 05:00 Monday is imposed on Maripasoula, Papaichton and Grand-Santi (Group 3). Ouanary, Saint -Elie and Saul fall under group 4 which currently does not have any restrictions.
*Social Gatherings: Team sports are banned. The Kourou Space Centre resumed operations. Shops are allowed to open, but in Cayenne Remire-Montjoly and Matoury, shops are allowed to open only from Mondays to Fridays from 6:00 to 18.00 and on Saturday from 6:00 to 14:30 (local time). All shops are subject to strict compliance with the social distancing measures. No more than ten people can assemble in one place (indoors and outdoors) are presently banned in Group 1. Gatherings of 40 people in events, such as outdoor sports, worship, and celebrations are possible, provided prior authorization 48 hours before the event. A face mask is mandatory for all people in public places. Businesses and beaches are open. Shops are allowed to open, but in Cayenne Remire-Montjoly and Matoury, shops are allowed to open only from Mondays to Fridays from 6:00 to 18.00 and on Saturday from 6:00 to 14:30 (local time). All shops are subject to strict compliance with the social distancing measures. Further info here