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French Guiana (France)

French Guiana is a unique destination for tourists seeking adventure and cultural immersion. Located on the northeastern coast of South America, it is an overseas department of France and offers a blend of French and Creole cultures. Visitors can explore the lush rainforests, spot exotic wildlife, and learn about the indigenous cultures. The capital city of Cayenne is a vibrant hub with colorful markets, colonial architecture, and delicious French cuisine. The Guiana Space Centre, a major European spaceport, is also a popular attraction. With its diverse landscapes and rich history, French Guiana is a must-visit destination for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience.

French Guiana (France) Immunization Recommendations and Requirements

Before traveling, make sure you are up-to-date on all of your routine immunizations including influenza and COVID-19. Note that many vaccines that are now considered "routine" were not available until recent decades so you may not have received them at all, depending on your age and other factors. 

Infants, 6 to 11 months old should receive one dose of MMR and Hepatitis A prior to visiting French Guiana (France). This does not count toward routine childhood immunizations.

Talk to a travel health specialist

At Away Clinic we specialize in getting travelers ready for their trips to the world's most exotic destinations. We would be glad to assist you at the following locations:

To set up an appointment, see our self-scheduling page, call us at (480) 712-8865‬, or email us

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