Health

Emergency telephone numbers
  • Medical emergency: 15
  • Police: 17
  • Fire dept: 18
Vaccines

Recommended vaccinations: Yellow Fever, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, tetanus-diphtheria, chickenpox and MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)

Health risks

No problems

Doctor consultation fees
€23 with a general practitioner
Quality of public medical facilities
Good
Tap water
Safe to drink (in major cities)

Practical information

Capital
Cayenne
Major towns and cities
Saint-Laurent, Kourou, Matouri, Rémire-Montjoly
Official languages
French
GDP
€3.1 billion
Population
239,450 inhabitants
Area
83 846 km2
Currency
Time zone
UTC -3h
Country code
+594 +area code +number of the person you are calling
International airport

Félix Eboué International Airport (CAY)

Tourism & local way of life

Public holidays

January 1: New Year's Day
First Sunday in January: Epiphany
February 14: Valentine's Day
Between March 22 and April 25: Easter
May 1: Labour Day
May 8: Victory Day
June 10: Abolition Day
July 14: National Day
November 11: Armistice
December 25: Christmas Day

Best time to visit
From August to December.
Best places to visit

Iles du Salut
Cayenne
Kourou
La Montagne Favard
Saint-Laurent
Eglise d’Iracoubo

Housing
€600 (Studio apartment)

Partenaires

The social network for expats living in French Guiana