Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Guyana?

Yes, you need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from Canada to Guyana. In Guyana, people are using different plugs and electrical outlets that are not compatible with plugs from Canada!

Guyana und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Guyana
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BDOutlets of type DGOutlets of type GOutlets
120 / 240 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Guyana?

Guyana uses power outlets of type A, B, D and G. Electrical outlets of type A and B, which are common in Canada, are only partially used in Guyana.

Country information

About Guyana

Flag: About Guyana

Guyana is a country in America (South America) with about 735 000 inhabitants on an area of almost 215 000 km². The capital of Guyana is Georgetown (235 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking English.

The neighbors of Guyana are Brazil, Suriname and Venezuela.

TLD: .gyCurrency: GYDCountry calling code: +592Country Code : GY
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Guyana?

The voltage in Guyana is not standardized. Depending on the region, sockets in Guyana supply electricity with a voltage of 120 or 240 volts.

The voltage consequently is sometimes higher than the 120 volts in Canada. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in Canada:

You should read the instruction manual of your device and check at which voltage it is safe to use.

If the voltage stated in the user's manual or on the device's power supply differs from the mains voltage in Guyana, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Guyana?

The utility frequency in Guyana is 60 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is the same as in Canada. That's why it is safe to use all your electric appliances in Guyana.