Visa policy of Guyana

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The Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana exempts visa requirements for citizens of specific countries or territories. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Guyana
  Guyana
  Visa free access
  No visa-free transit

Visa exempt countries[edit]

Citizens of the following 51 countries and territories are exempt from obtaining a visa for Guyana for visits up to 1, 3 or 6 months, depending on the nationality.[1][2]

  •  China3 - Applies to holders of passports for public affairs only.

Nationals of  Haiti are visa exempt for a stay of maximum of 90 days if they are travelling on business and they hold a valid visa issued by Canada, USA or a Schengen member state.

Visa is not required for citizens of any country who were born in Guyana as per their travel document.

A visa-free agreement was signed with  Chile in October 2016 and is yet to be ratified.[3]

Visa on arrival[edit]

Those traveling as tourists can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 30 days provided holding a letter of invitation from sponsor or host.

Departure tax[edit]

All passengers leaving Guyana must pay a compulsory departure tax/security levy. The current fee is G$4,000/£13/US$20 and must be paid in cash (Guyana dollars or US dollars).[4][5]

Transit without a visa[edit]

Travellers may transit without a visa through airports in Guyana for 7 hours if they hold onward tickets and unless they are citizens of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vietnam to which the transit without a visa does not apply (in case of Czech Republic and Slovakia pre-arranged transit visa may be obtained on arrival).

Holders of diplomatic, official, service or special passports[edit]

Country Diplomatic Official Service Special
 Bangladesh Yes Yes
 Bolivia Yes Yes Yes
 Cape Verde Yes Yes
 Chile Yes Yes Yes
 China Yes Yes
 Cyprus Yes Yes
 Egypt Yes Yes Yes
 Georgia Yes Yes Yes
 Guatemala Yes Yes
 Haiti Yes Yes Yes
 India Yes Yes
 Israel Yes Yes
 Mexico Yes Yes Yes
 Turkey Yes Yes Yes
 Venezuela Yes Yes Yes

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