French Guiana - General Info
Voltage: 220 V
Frequency: 50 Hz
International Dialing Code for French Guiana is +594.
Mobile phone - Call your cell phone provider to make sure that they offer phone coverage in French Guiana. Ask to be upgraded to international roaming.
Consider renting a cell phone or SIM card to use with your personal cell phone if your cellular company does not offer coverage.
Digicel update December 2014:
Anyone cruising using Digicel should be aware that if you purchase a SIM card in one country, it cannot be topped up in different one, as previously possible. So if you wish to use the sim bought here while cruising in other countries, you should either put on a large enough sum to cover your needs, or set up an account and do it online.
You can top-up Digicel at https://online-top-up.digicelgroup.com/
Police - Dial 112/17
Fire - Dial 112/18
Ambulance - Dial 112/15
Police (Cayenne)- Dial + 33 594 29 98 00
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A Cruising Guide to French Guiana, Suriname and Guyana
By Martin Dixon-Tyrer
Published by RCC Pilotage Foundation (1st edition Dec 2016)
Download at www.rccpf.org.uk/pilots/145/A-Cruising-Guide-to-French-Guiana,-Suriname-and-Guyana
A most useful guide to this little visited part of South America. Giving cruisers an opportunity to experience pristine rainforest with abundant flora and fauna, small towns, and jungle settlements of considerable cultural interest.
November 2016: All formalities checked.
October 2014: Formalities checked and updated.
September 2012: Clearance and Customs updated with info. from SV Admetus.
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