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 Guyana - General Info

Time Zone

UTC -4

Electrical Supply

Voltage: 240 V*

Frequency: 60 Hz*

*Inside the capital city of Georgetown, both 120 V and 240 V at either 50 or 60 Hz are found, depending on the part of the city (50 Hz most common). Actual voltage may vary from area to area.

Opening Hours

Shopping: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm on weekdays. 8:30 am - Noon on Saturdays.

Money

Guyana dollar (Guy$). There are strict controls on changing money, so it is better to arrive with cash than travellers' cheques. Guy$ is not convertible into foreign currency.

Cambios are licensed currency exchange houses. Most Cambios are open from 8 am to 5 pm and on Saturdays 8 am to 2 pm. It is important that you keep your Cambio receipt, you will need to produce them to change Guyanese dollars on departure.

Major credit cards and travellers cheques are accepted by most hotels, restaurants, car rental agencies and tour operators. Foreign credit cards can be used at Scotia Bank ATMs.

Communications

International Dialing Code for Guyana is +592.

Guyana prepaid GSM International cell phone + SIM card with free incoming calls in Guyana; prepaid international phone cards; cell phone calling cards; low cost, high quality special dialing services such as toll free dial with free minutes and no fees.

Diplomatic Missions

Emergencies

Guyana Emergency Telephone Numbers

Police - dial 911 (or 225 64 11)
Fire SErvice - dial 912
Medical emergency services - dial 913 (or 226 9449 - Georgetown hospital)

Publications

IMRAY AND ADLARD COLES PILOT BOOKS are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club

Cruising Guide to Trinidad and Tobago plus Barbados & Guyana
By Chris Doyle
Published by Cruising Guide Publication (4th Edn Nov.2012)
ISBN 9780-944428-96-2
Updates from www.doyleguides.com
An essential guide if visiting Guyana. It contains all the information you need to enjoy cruising Guyana, including most useful coloured chartlets of the Esswquibo river.

Around The Next Bend
By Bernie Katchor
Publisher: katchor Enterprises (September 1, 2008)
ISBN-13: 978-0980536300
A 7 month journey along the many rivers of Guyana and Venezuela.
See review and further details here.

Update History

January 2013: Country information checked.

Noonsite welcomes information and updates especially regarding clearance, customs and immigration procedures from cruisers visiting this country.
Please E-mail noonsite with any new information, updates or corrections. Even just a short email confirming that the current data is accurate would be most helpful.

 

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