Guyana lies on the northeast coast of South America, one degree north of the equator. A part of the Caribbean Region, it is bordered by Brazil, Suriname and Venezuela with the Atlantic Ocean to the north. The land occupies 215,000 sq. kms. The climate is tropical with high humidity modified by sea breezes. There are two wet seasons, April- July and Nov-Jan. Although inland has only one wet season extending from April to September.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Exploring the tropical rainforests of Guyana can place well-meaning travellers at risk of exposure to disease and illness. Yellow Fever is a risk and proof of vaccination may be required on return to Australia. Consult a travel doctor prior to departure to assess your risks in relation to your medical history and travel plans.

Insect Avoidance

There are a number of viruses and illnesses that are contracted through insects such as fleas, ticks and flies. Mosquitoes however are the biggest culprit of spreading insect borne diseases. Ensure you a prepared and read up on our insect avoidance tips.

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Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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Warm Climates

Travellers invariably overindulge in ‘sunlust’ activities while traveling in warm climates. It is important to make sure you apply sunscreen regularly and stay hydrated as dehydration and heat stroke often go unrecognised.

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