Money and duty free for Guyana

Currency and Money

Currency information

Guyanese Dollar (GYD; symbol G$) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of G$1,000, 500, 100 and 20. Coins are in denominations of G$10, 5 and 1. US Dollars are widely accepted throughout Guyana.

Credit cards

American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are accepted by most larger hotels, restaurants, car hire and tour operators.


Foreign cards are now accepted at a few bank ATMs including the Scotia Bank and Santander in Guyana.

Travellers cheques

Accepted but not recommended for those who may wish to change money in a hurry. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller's cheques in US Dollars. Visitors are advised to bring traveller's cheques to cover the entirity of their stay.

Banking hours

Mon-Fri 0800-1230 and Friday 1500-1700.

Currency restrictions

There are no restrictions on the import or export of local or foreign currency. However, amounts exceeding US$10,000 or equivalent must be declared.

Currency exchange

Banks offer exchange facilities. Bureaux de change (cambios) offer free conversion of currencies.

Guyana duty free


The following goods can be imported into Guyana by travellers aged 18 years or over without incurring customs duty:

• 227g of tobacco (including cigarettes and cigars).
• 758ml of spirits.
• 758ml of wine.
• Other goods to the value of US$100.

Banned Imports

Prohibited imports include counterfeit currency, indecent or obscene publications, matches containing white phosphorus, and opium.

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