French Guiana has a very small population of 100,000 residents with an area of 35,135 square miles. It has a variety of cultures heritage along the Atlantic coastline. French Guiana has borders with two nations: Brazil to the east and south, and Suriname to the west. It was colonized by Frenchmen and other Europeans. French Guiana has a space centre called Guiana Space Centre, served as the European Space Agency’s primary launch site near the equator.
Cayenne is the capital of French Guiana. Its currency is the euro. The official language spoken in French Guiana is French. However, residents are speaking some other languages such as India language, partly English partly American. French Guiana has tropical rainforests, and many types of wetlands.
Healthcare in French Guiana
Expats should get medical insurance before entering French Guiana. Very few medical facilities there including the capital Cayenne. Hepatitis B and D are considered highly endemic. Expats coming from all countries should get vaccinations before arrival. Mosquitos and wild animals can transmit fever. Bottled water is recommended for the first few weeks of the stay. Local water may cause mild abdominal upsets at the very beginning. Milk, local meat, poultry, seafood should be boiled before eating.
Insurance Plans for French Guiana
Expat Financial can source coverage for expatriates in French Guiana, especially through our plan with Cigna International. We can also source global benefit plans for companies with expat employees in French Guiana and elsewhere in South America.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to travel into French Guiana:
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Special Risk Plans
- Group Expat Insurance Plans
If you require a quote for French Guiana insurance, contact Expat Financial today for a quote. Please send along any relevant risk information that may be available.