The vaccines below are recommended for travellers to this country depending on their individual level of risk. Extended or frequent travel, travel to remote areas and patients visiting friends or relatives are examples of additional risk factors.

Use the risk assessment consultation to determine risk level.

Risk level Vaccines required
All travellers Tetanus
Sometimes advised for high risk Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Highest risk Tuberculosis
Yellow Fever Yes - but certification is only required from a yellow fever area

Check travel vaccine schedules.

Visit Fit for Travel website for non-vaccine preventable diseases prevalent in area


The information below identifies the risk of malaria and recommended prophylaxis regimens for different geographical regions within this country. View the malaria map to identify localities within risk areas.

Areas of risk Level of risk Recommended regimen Seasonal risk Drug resistance
All interior regions HIGH RISK MAL/DOX/MEF ALL CHLOR
Areas bordering Suriname and in Demerara Mahaica LOW RISK ADDITIONAL* AVOIDANCE OR MAL/DOX/MEF* ALL CHLOR
Along the coastal areas including Georgetown, West Demerara and Mahaica Berbice LOW/NO RISK AVOIDANCE ALL CHLOR

Visit Fit for Travel website for more information and malaria maps

For more help contact Information Services.