The government of French Guiana has prolonged COVID-19-related restrictions through Aug. 14. A longer 20:00-05:00 nightly curfew will remain in effect in the municipalities of Cayenne, Macouria, Matoury, and Remire-Montjoly. In all other municipalities, curfew hours remain 21:00-05:00. Movement into and out of the municipalities of Iracoubo and Regina remains restricted, though persons who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may travel to and from those locations.
French Guiana’s borders remain closed to most non-resident foreign nationals who do not have a compelling reason for travel. French citizens, residents and their immediate family members, diplomats, healthcare workers, airline crews, and nonresident foreign nationals who are in transit to their home countries are exempt from the general border closure. Individuals traveling from Brazil via land or sea remain prohibited from entering the territory. Restrictions do not affect cargo shipments and humanitarian travel.
International arrivals must present either a negative result from a COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before departure or an antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before departure. Those traveling from a country on the red list, which includes Brazil and Suriname as of Aug. 9, must present a negative result from an RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours before travel. Arrivals must be fully vaccinated or provide a family, medical or professional reason to be allowed to enter. Travelers must also present a completed sworn statement confirming that they agree to follow all measures required for arriving passengers. These include an additional COVID-19 test at the airport, a subsequent seven-day self-isolation period, and a second COVID-19 test before the quarantine ends. Authorities are empowered to extend a traveler’s quarantine period on a case-by-case basis; however, the total self-isolation period shall not exceed one month.
Authorities could reimpose, extend, further tighten, or otherwise amend any restrictions with little-to-no notice, depending on local disease activity.
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