Is malaria a problem for a tourist to Guyana?
Yes, malaria is something you should be aware of when travelling to Guyana. Transmission occurs in all areas under 900m in Guyana, including Georgetown. If you are visiting these areas, you should consider taking prophylactic medication to prevent malaria, such as atovaquone-proguanil (sold as Malarone), doxycycline or mefloquine (Lariam). You should also consider other preventative measures while you are there, such as sleeping under a bednet, wearing long-sleeved clothing (especially in the evenings and at night) and covering exposed skin with insect repellent.