Guyana – Covid-19 – Immigration update

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Update: April 22th, 2020

COVID-19: Airport shutdowns extended, other restrictions added

What is the change?

The Guyana government recently announced additional restrictions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Key points:

  • Operations at the Cheddi Jagan and Eugene F. Correia International airports have been suspended until May 1, 2020. It is now forbidden to travel to countries that border Guyana. Seaports were closed to international vessels effective March 21, with the exception of merchant ships.
  • All non-essential businesses are now closed until May 1 and a curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. has been implemented.
  • Public servants are now working on a system of rotational shifts.

The additional travel restrictions will impact the movement of people to Guyana. Employers should account for affected travelers and rearrange travel schedules accordingly. Significant delays may occur for consular and in-country processing.

Update: March 27th, 2020

Restrictions on international flights and some services announced

What is the change?

The Guyana government recently announced new travel and immigration restrictions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Key points

  • Effective from midnight on March 18, international flights at the Eugene F. Correia International airport and the Cheddi Jagan International airport are suspended for two weeks.
  • From March 14, until further notice, the ferry service between Suriname and Guyana is suspended

The new travel and immigration services changes will impact the movement of people to Guyana. Employers should account for affected travelers and rearrange travel schedules accordingly.

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