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French Guiana Travel Restrictions

Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter French Guiana.

French Guiana entry details and exceptions

Only travelers who can prove that entry is for urgent family/work reasons will be allowed to enter, and they will be expected to fill in a travel certificate and provide proof.


Outgoing travel to French GuianaTravelling from South Africa to French Guiana

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to French Guiana.

Details and exceptions
All travelers over the age of 11 must show a negative test result for COVID-19 issued within 72 hours before departure for French Guiana.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering French Guiana.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from French Guiana

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from French Guiana must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from French Guiana are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for French Guiana

Masks:Required in public spaces.

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