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  • Guyana accepting vaccines approved by US FDA and the World Health Organization, as well as some vaccines not yet approved by the international health bodies


The government of Guyana announced that travelers vaccinated with select vaccines not yet approved by international health bodies are still eligible to enter the country. Current vaccines approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) include Sinovac, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca. Currently, Guyana officials have allowed travelers to enter if fully vaccinated with the Sputnik V vaccine, the Soberana vaccine. Travelers seeking to enter Guyana who has been fully vaccinated with a series of vaccines not listed above are advised to seek guidance from Guyana officials before entering the country. All travelers entering Guyana, regardless of vaccination status, must present a negative PCR test taken before travel and proof of vaccination.

What’s Changed?

More vaccines will be accepted for entrance into Guyana. This will allow more fully vaccinated travelers to enter the country.

Looking Ahead

The government of Guyana plans to allow more fully vaccinated travelers with vaccines not currently approved by the WHO into the country. Continue to check Guyana’s government website for updates on approved vaccines.

Sources: Ministry of Health, Guyana

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