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Travel advise: payments in Guyana
Jet off well-informed to Guyana. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Guyana.
International hotels and larger stores in Georgetown, Guyana, widely accept international credit and debit card payments. Local stores will not always be able to accept international card payments.
Point of sale systems set up for local card payments (Republic Bank Visa One card) won’t be able to accept international card payments. Scotiabank point of sales systems will be able to accept international card payments.
If you are going to pay by card in Guyana: Be aware of currency conversion fees: British banks may charge heavily for international card payments made in Latin America. In addition, your bank’s GYD to GBP exchange rate may not be so good. This is how banks make money. Before using your bank card for payments in Guyana, it’s certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
Cash is an essential means of payment in Guyana. Many vendors won’t be able to accept international card payments. Cash is the preferred payment method for the majority of purchases in Guyana.
You’ll need to take sufficient GYD cash with you on your trip to Guyana.
For a coffee in a cafe in Georgetown, Guyana, expect to pay around $500 GYD. A three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant will cost in the area of $4000 GYD.
Prices are cheap in Guyana: The overall cost of living in Guyana is 38% lower than the cost of living in the UK.
In line with tipping in other Latin American countries, you should reward good service with a 10-15% tip in cash. Tips can be left in GYD or USD banknotes.
Banknotes in Guyana
Most of Guyana’s banknotes have a similar design featuring the country’s coat of armour and a map outline of Guyana. Banknotes in circulation in Guyana are $20, $50 (commemorative), $100, $500, $1000 and $5000 GYD.
Coins in Guyana
Guyanese coins are in denominations of $1, $5 and $10. They replaced banknotes of the same value.
Guyana’s currency import and export regulations
There are no currency restrictions for importing or exporting currency into or from Guyana. But travelers need to declare cash with a value of $10,000 USD or more.
Ordering Guyanese Dollars online
Order Guyanese Dollars online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Guyanese Dollars online.
Selling back Guyanese Dollars
If you have Guyanese Dollars to sell, follow this link to exchange Guyanese Dollars to Pounds, click on ‘sell currency’ and select ‘GYD Guyanese Dollar’. We’ll pay good rates for your leftover Guyanese Dollars.