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French Guiana Travel Restrictions

Most visitors from New Zealand 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 New Zealand to French Guiana

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand 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 New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering French Guiana.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from French Guiana

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from French Guiana must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from French Guiana will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for French Guiana

Masks:Required in public spaces.

FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter French Guiana. Please check the official guidelines from French Guiana for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter French Guiana without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter French Guiana.

  • Mask usage in French Guiana is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in French Guiana are closed. Bars in French Guiana are closed.

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