Guyana Import Restrictions

In order to enter Guyana, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Guyana government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Guyana, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Guyana.

Guyana Import Regulations

Import restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from Guyana authorities before posting:

  • Firearms
  • Food products
  • Medicines
  • Newsprint and writing paper
  • Plants and parts of
  • Spirits and wines
  • Toilet waters
  • Vegetables and fruit.

Special documentation

Commercial goods require an invoice. Guyana requires an import permit for many goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit. The sender should provide a Certificate of Origin for British-made goods.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Guyana prohibits:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animal products
  • Bees
  • Coins
  • Currency, counterfeit
  • Foodstuffs
  • Linen
  • Lottery tickets and advertising
  • Obscene articles
  • Plants
  • Shaving brushes made in Japan
  • Silkworms
  • Subversive publications
  • Trademarks, imitated
  • Window glass.