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French Guiana

If you’re travelling to French Guiana our travel advice and updates give you practical tips and useful information. 

Security Status

  • Normal precautions
  • High degree of caution
  • Avoid non-essential travel
  • Do not travel
  • Overview
  • Safety and Security
  • Local Laws and Customs
  • Natural Disasters and Climate
  • Additional Information
  • Embassy Contact

Overview

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

For the latest update please read the General COVID-19 Travel Advisory >

Overview

Security status

Avoid non-essential travel.

Security Status Last Updated: 15 March 2020

COVID-19

Travel from Ireland to French Guiana

We very strongly advise against any further travel to French Guiana until the COVID-19 crisis has been contained. .

French authorities only permit travel to French Guiana for a limited number of essential reasons. A negative Covid-19 test taken 72h before travel is required to travel to French Guiana, and arriving passengers will be asked to self-isolate for 7 days. A form for travel to French overseas territories is required.

Travel from French Guiana to Ireland

From 16 January, all passengers arriving into Ireland are required to have a negative / not detected result from a pre-departure COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before their arrival in Ireland. This is a mandatory requirement. Passengers will be asked to present evidence of their negative/‘not detected’ result before boarding their airplane or ferry and will be denied boarding if they cannot produce such evidence. Further information is available here.  

If you must travel to Ireland, you are required to fill out a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form online before you travel.

If a citizen has a genuine humanitarian emergency requiring urgent travel, they should contact the Embassy immediately for advice and consular assistance before commencing their journey.

A legal requirement to quarantine has been introduced for all passengers arriving in Ireland from 4 February 2021.  If you travel to Ireland for essential reasons from French Guiana:

• 14-day quarantine period must be undertaken at the address specified on the Passenger Locator Form

• you must complete the full 14 days of quarantine - regardless of whether you have a negative test result

If you do not fulfil the legal requirement for mandatory quarantine you are committing an offence, and can be fined up to €2,500 or get a prison sentence of up to 6 months, or both. Further information on essential travel to Ireland from abroad is available on the gov.ie website

Emergency assistance

You can contact the emergency series in French Guiana by dialling (112) Police - 17; Ambulance - 15; Fire - 18.Police - 17; Ambulance - 15; Fire - 18.

If there is an emergency, or if you need help and advice, you can also contact our Embassy in Paris on +331 44176700 or our Consular Assistance Unit at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin on +353 1 408 2000.

EU Directive on Consular Protection

Under the EU Consular Protection Directive, Irish nationals may seek assistance from the Embassy or Consulate of any other EU member state in a country where there is no Irish Embassy or permanent representation.

Our tips for Safe Travels:

  • Purchase comprehensive travel insurance which covers all your intended activities.
  • Register your details with us so that we can contact you quickly if there’s an unforeseen crisis like a natural disaster or a family emergency.
  • Follow us on twitter @dfatravelwise for the latest travel updates.
  • Read our ‘Know Before You Go’ guide.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

Practical advice

  • Get advice locally about areas of risk and security concerns.
  • Take common-sense precautions about safety and security.
  • Know who to contact in case of an emergency.

Local Laws and Customs

Local laws and customs

Practical advice

  • Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them.
  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behaviour may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.

Natural Disasters and Climate

Natural Disasters and Climate

Practical advice

  • Get local advice on how to manage in the case of a serious incident or dangerous conditions.
  • Co-operate with local authorities and emergency services in the case of serious incidents.

Additional Information

Additional information

Entry requirements (visa/passport)

  • If you are unsure of the entry requirements for this country, including visa and other immigration information, ask your travel agent or contact the country’s nearest Embassy or Consulate.
  • You can also check with them how long your passport must be valid for.

Health

  • Check with your doctor well in advance of travelling (8 weeks) to see if you need any vaccinations for this country. We advise you to take out comprehensive travel insurance before you travel.

 

Embassy contact

Embassy Contact

Please note that if you require urgent assistance while the Embassy is closed, contact the main Embassy number, 0033(0) 1 44 17 67 00, and leave a message on the Duty Officer voice mailbox.

This mailbox will be monitored regularly.

Embassy of Ireland
12 ave Foch
75116 Paris
(entrance 4 rue Rude)
France

Tel: +331 44176700
Fax: +331 4417 6750

Monday to Friday 09:30am - 12:00pm

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