COVID-19 Information: French Guiana

Last updated:  05/08/2023

Update on Change to U.S. Travel Policy Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination for nonimmigrant travel

The Administration will end the COVID-19 vaccine requirements for international air travelers at the end of the day on May 11, the same day that the COVID-19 public health emergency ends. This means starting May 12, noncitizen nonimmigrant air passengers will no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to board a flight to the United States. CDC’s Amended Order Implementing Presidential Proclamation on Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic will no longer be in effect when the Presidential Proclamation Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic is revoked.

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Country-Specific Information:
French Guiana has confirmed cases of COVID 19 within its borders. Please consult the prefecture for an updated case count.

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of France approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes.
  • Are vaccines available in French Guiana for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes. Non-French citizens, including those who are not registered in the French health care system but who fall into one of the current criteria, can be vaccinated at a vaccination. Vaccination is voluntary.
  • Which vaccines are available in French Guiana? Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson.
  • France has begun its COVID-19 vaccination program. Vaccinations are being offered to various groups per the French government rollout plan. A detailed list of vaccination sites as well as lists of specific groups of people who currently qualify for vaccination may be found here:
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No.

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Taxis and buses are available.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • None.

Consular Operations:

  • The U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo, which provides consular services to U.S. citizens in French Guiana, is open for services to American citizens. To request an appointment, please write to
  • The U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo has resumed routine visa interview appointments and interview waiver or “drop off” service for qualifying visa applicants by appointment only. For more information about the interview waiver renewal process, please visit

Local Resources:
COVID-19 Vaccination Sites
COVID-19 Testing Sites
Air Caraibes
Air France

Other links:

COVID-19 Traveler Information page on
CDC page on COVID-19
French Guiana Country Information and French Guiana Travel Advisory on
For medical assistance while in French Guiana, you may consult our list of medical resources in French Guiana.
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