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Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

Guyana (Georgetown in particular) is notorious for street crime. Avoid potentially hazardous situations and be aware of others on the street.

At Cheddi Jagan International Airport, try to arrive during daylight and use only registered airport taxis. Drivers are easily recognizable, as they all have official IDs attached to their shirt pockets. All baggage should be locked. Backpacks are particularly prone to pilfering hands.

Hitchhiking is not recommended – the threat of robbery and/or physical danger is very real. You’d be nuts to hitch here!