Festivals in French Guiana are celebrated with lots of cheerful traditions, cultural performances, music, drinking, and all-day feasts. Most events are based on religious observances and origins, but there are also many secular celebrations. The months of January and February come alive with Mardi Gras spirit and throughout the year, many other interesting holidays commemorate historic dates, including the abolition of slavery.
Australian, British, Canadian, US, and EU citizens do not need visas for a trip to French Guiana as a tourist and providing you have proof of a return ticket, you can stay in the territory for up to three months. You must possess yellow fever vaccination certificate and your passport must be valid for at least three months post-travel. No other shots are required, athough protection against endemic diseases is always ideal.
France is responsible for general public health, but the competencies specifically pertaining to health are divided between the State level and the local administrative units, which draw up and implement local health policies, undertake health surveillance, and participate in policy development for public and private hospitals, human resources development, and the organisation of networks of health professionals.