Dangers & Annoyances

Although Guyana's interior is tranquil and safe, Georgetown is well known for crime. This reputation may be exaggerated, but a good dose of caution and common sense is warranted.

  • In urban areas, avoid flashing expensive items and jewelry, and be aware of others on the street.
  • Use only registered airport taxis and drivers with official IDs (attached to their shirt pockets). When traveling from the airport do not let yourself be separated from your luggage or backpack.
  • Hitchhiking is highly discouraged – the threat of robbery and physical danger is very real.