Guyana Shopping, Embassy and Communication
Official language is English. Hindi and Urdu as well as Indian languages are also spoken.
01/01/2022 New Year
02/23/2022 Republic Day (Mashramani)
03/18/2022 Phagwah (Holi)
04/15/2022 Good Friday
04/18/2022 easter monday
05/01/2022 Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
05/01/2022 Labor Day
05/05/2022 Arrival day of the Indians
05/26/2022 Independence Day
04.07.2022 CARICOM day
07/09/2022 Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
01.08.2022 Emancipation Day
10/09/2022 Milad un Nabi (Birthday of Prophet Muhammad)
10/24/2022 Diwali (Festival of Lights)
(a) Hindu festivals are determined according to the lunar calendar and are therefore subject to change.
(b) The dates given for Islamic holidays are calculated according to the lunar calendar and therefore shift from year to year.
During the fasting month of Ramadan, which precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims are forbidden to eat, drink or smoke from sunrise to sunset, which causes disruptions or deviations in the normal course of business (including reduced opening hours of shops and authorities) and therefore there may be restrictions for travelers.
Many restaurants outside the hotels are closed during the day, and the consumption of alcohol and cigarettes is restricted or e.g. T. even strictly forbidden, even for non-Muslim vacationers. In hotel complexes it must be taken into account that meals and drinks during Ramadan may only be taken in the hotel restaurant or in the room.
Travelers should expect increased sensitivity in religious matters as well as in respect of Islamic traditions.
Some interruptions may also occur during Eid al-Fitr. This festival, like Eid al-Adha, is indefinite and can last from 2-10 days depending on the region.
Duty free shopping
The following items may be imported duty-free into Guyana (persons aged 16 and over): 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 225 g of tobacco; 750 ml spirits; 750 ml of wine; 250ml perfume. More information is available from Countryaah.com.
Embassy of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana
(Also responsible for Germany and Austria.)
Boulevard Brand Whitlock 114
+32 (0)2 675 62 16.
Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm. consular dept. Mon-Thu 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Fri 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Scheduling appointments and business cards are common, and punctuality is generally expected. The Caribbean mentality is also noticeable in business life, the atmosphere is relaxed. Business hours: Mon-Fri 08.00-11.30 and 13.00-16.30.
Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association 157 Waterloo St., North Cummingsburg, Georgetown, Guyana Tel. +592 (0)223 74 05, +481 (0)223 74 06. Website: gmsagy.org Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry 156 Waterloo Street North, Cummingsburg, Georgetown, Guyana Tel. +592 (0)226 35 19, +592 (0)225 58 46, +592 (0)225 58 46, +592 (0)227 64 41. Website: gcci.gy Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce 229 South Road, Georgetown Tel. +592 (0)226 25 05. Website: www.business.gov.gy
Self-dial long-distance service in the larger cities.
GSM 900. Network operator: Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) (Internet: www.gtt.co.gy). According to Abbreviationfinder.org, mobile phones can be rented from GT&T.
Internet cafes are available in Georgetown. Internet providers are GT&T and GuyanaNet (Internet: www.guyana.net.gy).
Airmail to Europe takes 7-9 days, vice versa takes longer.
Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: www.dw-world.de) to request.