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French Guiana Travel Information

The Basics

Time

The time zone in French Guiana is GMT -3.

Electricity

The electric current is 220 volts, 50Hz. Round two or three-prong plugs are used.

Language

The official language is French, and Guianese Creole is widely spoken.

Travel Health

A yellow fever vaccination is necessary when visiting French Guiana.

Local Customs

Local customs in French Guiana reflect its colonial history. European values permeate the country and western travellers, if they ignore the heat, should feel very much at home.

Communications

The international access code for French Guiana is +594. The outgoing code is 00 followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 0044 for the United Kingdom).

Duty Free

Visitors to French Guiana who arrive from within the EU may import the following without incurring duty: 800 cigarettes, 10 litres of spirits, and 90 litres of wine. Travellers from outside the EU may bring in 200 cigarettes, one litre of spirits and four litres of wine.

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