Security concerns when shipping to Guiana (Fr.)
The main concern with security when talking about shipping to the French Guiana has to do with thievery. This is more common in the major cities and ports and packages that are perceived to be gifts or hold some sort of value tend to be targeted when this does occur, which is sporadic. This is not to say that this does not occur in the smaller towns, but it is more prevalent in the bigger cities with a more dense population. There are no reports of this occurring within the governmental system itself so it is assumed it is by criminal citizens. If you are shipping something of value, it is advisable that you not only get some insurance on your items but that you consider hiring a courier service for the last leg of the delivery process. This will give some accountability for your shipment and it will be more likely to make it to your intended recipient safely.
Tracking your shipping to Guiana (Fr.)
Getting a tracking number for your shipment is a good idea and usually does not cost that much. It will help you to know where your items are in transit and if there are any delays for any reason.
Required documents when shipping to Guiana (Fr.)
Being a French territory means that the French Guiana will follow similar regulations for their Customs department in regards to required documentation as France would. You should have a Bill of Lading filled out and a Certificate of Origin available for review when your packages get to the country. Additionally you should have the original commercial invoice on hand, if applicable, so that your contents can be matched against it. Even though the official language there is French, you can have your paperwork filled out in English if that is easier for you: either will be accepted. Make sure to make copies of all documentation that you fill out to keep for your records.