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French Guiana travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes
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Open for travel from French Guiana
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter French Guiana.
  • This does not apply to the following passengers, provided they have obtained an approval for entry:
    • Nationals of a European Union member state residing in French Guiana,
    • Passengers holding a residence permit issued by French Guiana,
    • Passengers travelling from Guadeloupe and Martinique,
    • Diplomats,
    • Medical professionals,
    • Passengers travelling for emergency healthcare with an authorization issued by health authorities (ARS),
    • Passengers travelling for the continuity of the economy of the country.
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Flight Restrictions

1. A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to Immigration upon arrival or when transiting French Guiana. The certificate must be obtained before departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr.
2. Passengers must go through a medical examination upon arrival and are subject to quarantine for a period of 14 days.
– This does not apply to healthcare professionals related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation.

Travellers will be subject to mandatory medical tests, followed by institutional quarantine for 14 days.
Quarantine may be requested by authorities in other territories if travelling from French Guiana.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

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.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for all travellers aged 1 year
or over.
WHO vaccination recommendation: yes

Malaria (2018)
Malaria risk due to P. falciparum (45%) and P. vivax (55%) is high throughout the year in 9 municipalities of
the territory bordering Brazil (Oiapoque river valley) and Suriname (Maroni river valley). In the other 13
municipalities, transmission risk is low or negligible. Multidrug-resistant P. falciparum has been reported in
areas influenced by Brazilian migration.
WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: C

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Full Restrictions

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    International restrictions:

    International flights are restricted, except for select flights such as humanitarian or repatriation.Travel to French Guiana is severely restricted until further notice. Only travellers who can prove that entry is for urgent family/work reasons will be allowed to enter, and they will be expected to fill in a travel certificate [https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-et-de-voyage] and provide proof. Quarantine may be requested by authorities in other territories if travelling from French Guiana. 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. Travellers must also provide 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. Airlines will refuse boarding to anyone who does not produce both proof of a negative result and the self-certified document.

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    Internal restrictions:

    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.
    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.

    [http://www.guyane.gouv.fr/Politiques-publiques/Sante/Covid-19/Informations-recommandations-mesures-sanitaires]

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    17.08.2020
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    International restrictions:

    Most international flights remain suspended. Travellers entering French Guiana through Cayenne’s Felix Eboue Airport (CAY) will be required to complete an International Travel Certificate and undergo a 14-day quarantine.
    Travellers must present an International Travel Certificate prior to travel ro French Guiana. The certificate can be obtained online at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr.

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    Internal restrictions:

    New measures adopted on 26 June are now in place: Extension of the curfew in: Camopi, Cayenne, Iracoubo, Kourou, Macouria, Matoury, Montsinéry-Tonnegrande, Roura, Regina, Rémire-Montjoly, Saint-Georges and Sinnamary, with the following times: Monday to Friday from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    weekends from Saturday 1 p.m. to Monday morning 5 a.m; in Apatou, Awala-Yalimapo, Grand-Santi, Mana, Maripasoula, Papaïchton, and Saint-Laurent du Maroni (Western municipalities), the curfew is extended: Monday to Friday from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m; weekends from Saturday 5 p.m. to Monday morning 5 a.m. The following measures are also in place: Journeys should be limited to between the place of residence and the place of professional practice; Travel to make purchases of supplies necessary for professional activity and basic supplies; Travel for health reasons, urgent family, assistance to vulnerable people, support for people with disabilities or child care; Travel for the sole purpose of participating in missions of general interest at the request of the administrative authority; For physical activity, walking and the needs of pets within the limit ofone hour per day within a maximum radius of one kilometer around the home.
    bars and restaurants will be closed all over Guyana. However, take-away sales are still permitted in accordance with barrier measures. The wearing of masks in public spaces when social distances cannot be respected, or in closed spaces frequented, must be systematic for everyone; The consumption of alcohol on public roads is prohibited throughout the country.

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    27.06.2020
  • French Guiana 1. A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to Immigration upon arrival or when transiting French Guiana. The certificate must be obtained before departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr.
    2. Passengers must go through a medical examination upon arrival and are subject to quarantine for a period of 14 days.
    – This does not apply to healthcare professionals related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

    International restrictions:

    Most international flights remain suspended. Travellers entering French Guiana through Cayenne’s Felix Eboue Airport (CAY) will be required to complete an International Travel Certificate and undergo a 14-day quarantine.

    Internal restrictions:

    A curfew between 23.00 and 05.00 remains in place. Saint-Georges de l’Oyapock commune is on lockdown. Shops are allowed to reopen, with a limited number of customers to ensure social distancing. Restaurants, theatres, cinemas and gyms are closed until further notice. The use of face masks is mandatory on public transport. Gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited. However, funerals can be attended by a maximum of 20 people

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    12.05.2020
  • French Guiana Passengers are not allowed to enter French Polynesia. – This does not apply to passengers who reside in French Polynesia. 2. A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to Immigration upon arrival or when transiting French Polynesia. The certificate must be obtained before departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr. 3. Passengers must go through a medical examination upon arrival and are subject to quarantine for a period of 14 days. – This does not apply to healthcare professionals related to Coronavirus (Covid-19). – This does not apply to airline crew. 4. Airline crew for repatriation flights are subject to a medical control and will complete a declaration on honour stating they will have to respect the sanitary measures requirements of self-isolation for 14 days. – This does not apply if they are in transit and stay in the aircraft. – This does not apply if they are authorized to go back on their company flight in case there is layover for one day or one night.

    International restrictions:

    Non-residents are denied entry until further notice. All passengers arriving in or transiting via French Polynesia are required to present an International Travel Certificate obtained from the French consular office before departure. Travellers coming from mainland France are required to be tested negative for COVID-19 before departing for French Polynesia. Arriving passengers from international flights will be subject to a 14-day self quarantine at their residence. Following the suspension of flights by Air Tahiti Nui until further notice, as well as other suspension by Air France, French Bee, Air New Zealand and United Airlines, commercial air routes out of Tahiti will not be viable until suspensions are lifted. All travellers who have been in Cambodia, mainland China, Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Iran, Italy (Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto regions), Japan, Macao (SAR China), Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand or Vietnam must have a medical certificate. The medical certificate must be dated from a maximum five days prior to their arrival and must describe the passenger’s health condition.

    Internal restrictions:

    The authorities have announced a lightened lockdown from 29 April to 13 May. A nightly curfew has been lifted on 7 May. Non-essential movement outside of residences is prohibited until further notice. Those leaving their residences for essential purposes such as food shopping, medical services and essential work, must carry a certificate valid for each trip. Internal restrictions in the outer islands are being eased due to effective containment of the virus. The above restrictions only apply in Tahiti and Moorea. A nightly curfew remains in place in the whole territory from 21.00 until 05.00 daily until 13 May. Domestic air services are suspended. All private and public events are prohibited except for church services. Inter-island travel is banned except for journeys between Tahiti and Moorea. Ferry passengers between Tahiti and Moorea must show they are using the ferry either for work, health issues or an urgent family matter.

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    12.05.2020
  • Source [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/french-guiana]
    [http://www.guyane.gouv.fr/Actualites/Salle-de-presse/2020/Juin-2020/COVID-19-Strategie-de-lutte-contre-la-propagation-du-virus]
    [https://sr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]
    https://www.osac.gov/Content/Browse/Report?subContentTypes=Alerts%2CTravel%20Advisories]
    [https://www.covidchecker.com/en/]
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