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.
Please see: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2023/05/01/the-biden-administration-will-end-covid-19-vaccination-requirements-for-federal-employees-contractors-international-travelers-head-start-educators-and-cms-certified-facilities/
French Guiana has confirmed cases of COVID 19 within its borders. Please consult the prefecture for an updated case count.
- Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in French Guiana? Yes.
- If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes.
- For a list of COVID-19 testing centers in French Guiana, please consult https://www.guyane.ars.sante.fr/covid-19-ou-se-faire-depister-en-guyane.
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: https://www.sante.fr/cf/centres-vaccination-covid.html.
- 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.
- Is a curfew in place? No.
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No.
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No.
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes
- Is public transportation operating? Yes
- Taxis and buses are available.
Fines for Non-Compliance:
- 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 email@example.com.
- 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 https://sr.usembassy.gov/visas/interview-waiver-program-iwp/.
COVID-19 Traveler Information page on travel.state.gov
CDC page on COVID-19
French Guiana Country Information and French Guiana Travel Advisory on travel.state.gov
For medical assistance while in French Guiana, you may consult our list of medical resources in French Guiana.
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