Tap Water Safety in French Guiana

Can you drink the tap water in French Guiana?

In general, no.

The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in French Guiana (source).

Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.

The most commonly searched cities in French Guiana are:

For a full list of cities in French Guiana, scroll to the bottom of this post or click here.

World Health Organization French Guiana Water Summary

The World Health Organization estimates that 94 percent of French Guiana have access to drinkable tap water.

In 2000, 89% of the population had access to drinkable, tap water on site, and 92% within an accessible distance, including both rural and urban areas.

World Health Organization's 2017 French Guiana Water Data

The World Health Organization data on water quality and availability throughout French Guiana includes the national average, averages for urban population centers, and averages for rural areas.

DataDescription
Safely ManagedA location that safe, drinkable water that is free of biological or chemical contaminants available on premise.
At Least BasicSafe drinkable water is available within 30 minutes from the location
LimitedIt would take more than 30 minutes from the location to access safe, drinkable water.
YearPopulation in 1000sSafely managedAt Least BasicLimited
National
200016389%92%1%
201728391%94%1%
Rural
200034---
201742---
Urban
2000129---
2017241---

What Do People In French Guiana Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of French Guiana have rated the water quality and pollution as follows, according to subjective survey data.

A score of 100% is considered very high, and a score of 0% is very low. Please be cautious that "moderate to very high" water pollution is bad and the higher the rate of water quality the better.

DescriptionScoreRating
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility50%Moderate
Water Pollution50%Moderate
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility50%Moderate
Water Quality50%Moderate

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