Guyana, or officially the Republic of Guyana, is a relatively small state on the northern part of South America, bordered by Venezuela, Suriname and Brazil. Guyana has many rivers across the country. Jungle and forest occupy over 83% of the country’s area.
The population in Guyana is approximately 751,000 residents. Currency in Guyana is Guyanese Dollar. The original inhabitants in the territory were Amerindians. Expats can get access to hotels and restaurants in Georgetown, where reflects the immigrant history and the range of influences on Guyanese society. Georgetown can generally be considered a safe city, but expats should use common sense precautions when visiting the city, especially at night.
Expats should have vaccination status up to date before arrival. Sometimes, a special vaccination certificate is required to enter the country. Expats with vaccinations should note that when travelling outside the urban areas, potential diseases could be endemic even if they have not been reported. Medical facilities are limited in Guyana. It is highly recommended that all expats obtain private medical insurance before entering the country. For the first few weeks, bottled water is recommended for drinking. The local tap water is brownish in colour but not polluted. To know about healthcare system in Guyana check out our healthcare region page.
Insurance Plans for Guyana
Expat Financial can source coverage for expatriates in Guyana, especially through our plan with Cigna International. We can also source global benefit plans for companies with expat employees in Guyana and elsewhere in South America. Our firm is especially experienced in covering expatriates in Guyana, especially those working in the mining industry.
Here is a list of different types of Guyana expat insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to venture into Guyana:
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Special Risk Plans
- Group Expat Insurance Plans