Guyana

Ogle Aerodome

Ogle Aerodome
By plane

IATA: OGL, ICAO: SYGO A small airfield located slightly closer to Georgetown ~6 mi which is for a few private charter companies, primarily used for domestic/local flights. The following companies have a few daily flights from/to Zorg-en-Hoop Airfield in Paramaribo:

Ogle Aerodome
Gum Air
Doekhieweg 03, Zorg-en-Hoop Airport, Paramaribo, Suriname
+597 433830
M-Sa
Ogle Aerodome
Trans Guyana Airways
Ogle Aerodome, Ogle, East Coast Demerara, Guyana
592-222-2525
M-Sa

Citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to visit Guyana:Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Luxembourg, Montserrat, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States (http://www.guyana.org/gov...).

When applying for a visa, you will need the application form, a passport valid for at least 6 months, 3 passport size photographs, and proof that shows you have the funds to cover your entire trip to Guyana.

If your intent is to work or live in Guyana, you will need to obtain a letter of approval from the Ministry of Home Affairs, and include a copy of it in your submission.

The general way to submit your visa is through the mail. Submissions must be made to the Guyanese Embassy in Washington, D.C., or, if there is a Guyanese consulate in your country, you can submit it there, too.You can apply for the visa in the Guyanese Embassy in neighboring Suriname, the processing time is 1 day.

A tourist visa costs USD$30, single entry business visa costs USD$40, a multiple entry 3 month business visa costs USD$50, and a multiple entry 1 year business visa costs USD$75.

Once in Guyana, if you want or need to extend your visa, you can do so at the Ministry of Home Affairs in Georgetown.

By bus
By bus

From Suriname, there are minibuses from Paramaribo to South Drain in western Suriname, just across the river from Guyana. The trip takes at least 3 hrs and costs ~US$15. From there, you will go through customs on the Suriname side. Then take the 11am daily ferry across the river to South Drain. The actual ferry ride takes about 30 minutes, but you'll need more time for going through customs on the Guyanese side.

The bus ride from Lethem, at the Brazilian border, to Georgetown takes about 16 hours through rainforest and southern savannah. The ride can be much longer in the rainy season. Sections of the roadway are known to become impassable in heavy rainy weather and extreme care must be taken.

Inquire about buses to Brazil at the Guybraz located on Sheriff in central west Georgetown. Buses usually leave very late at night and it is recommended that you take a taxi to the bus station as the area around there is unsafe at night. For buses from Brazil travel to Bonfim on the border and walk across the border. Find a minibus or taxi to take you to Lethem city center and inquire about buses traveling to Georgetown.

Cheddi Jagan International Airport
By plane

IATA: GEO,ICAO: SYCJ Originally called Timehri International Airport in honor of the indigenous displaced peoples of Guyana Timehri means "Rock Painting", it was re-named Cheddi Jagan International Airport. There are daily international flights into and out of Cheddi Jagan International Airport airport code GEO about 40km south of Georgetown. International flights include flights to the US, Canada, UK and The Caribbean with Caribbean Airlinesformerly BWIA. Caribbean Airlines is a state owned airline run by Trinidad & Tobago. Flights to the Caribbean with Caribbean Star and LIAT. North American Xtra Airways, which are non- stop flights, on the New York and Guyana route. Primaris Airlines, non- stop flights, flies to Guyana from JFK- New York and FLL.-Florida

By train
By train

There are no international railway services to Guyana nor are there any domestic services. This is due to the fact that the entire system, the first in all of South America, was scrapped during the Burnham regime.

By car
By car

Guyana has road access to Suriname to the east and Brazil to the south. In Suriname, inquire in Paramaribo for mini-buses traveling to Guyana. Note that entering Guyana by water travel from Nieuw Nickerie in Suriname is illegal. Even though there is nobody to stop you. The worst case scenario is that you could be sent back or made to pay for a visa. When traveling from Nieuw-Nickerie to Paramaribo over land you will most likely run into a military police roadblock near Totness, but these guys are really after gun and drug smugglers, not tourists. Show your European or U.S. ID card or a valid drivers license and they won't even ask for your passport to check if you have the right visa stamps. It appears they don't mind you entering the country as long as you don't cause trouble and spend your money in their country.

There are no road links between Venezuela and Guyana. Travel to Venezuela may be done by air via Trinidad Caribbean Airlines or overland through Roraima state in Brazil.