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Guyana customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Guyana to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Guyana make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Guyana customs regulations.

Import regulations in Guyana

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

Restricted to travellers 18 years and over. One of the following:

  • 227 grams of any combination of tobacco products.

Bringing alcohol

Restricted to travellers 18 years and over. All of the following:

  • 758mL spirits;
  • and 758mL wine.

Other Goods

  • Personal goods not exceeding US$200 in value.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Counterfeit and substandard coins.
  • Food unfit for human consumption.
  • Indecent or obscene items.
  • Infected animals which can spread communicable disease.
  • Matches contain white or yellow phosphorus.
  • Pirated goods.
  • Opium and related utensils.
  • Shaving brushes from Japan.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • Arms and ammunition.
  • Tobacco and its derivative products.
  • Exotic Fish.
  • Pets are subject to certain import requirements, and will require health and vaccination records. For further information, please visit Ministry of Agriculture Procedure for the Importation of Animals into Guyana.
  • Other animals, plants, and their derivative product, require an import licence from the Ministry of Agriculture.

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