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Guyana travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no
Airlines Updates

Published on 26.10.2020
Surinam Airways to resume flights from Guyana on Oct 31st

Published on 17.10.2020
Caribbean Airlines resumes flights between Guyana and New York

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Open for travel from Guyana
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers aged 2 years and above travelling to Guyana are required to hold a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate bearing their name, from an accredited laboratory, obtained within 7 days prior to departure.
  • Passengers aged 13 years and above, whose test is older than 72 hours on departure, will be retested on arrival in Guyana, and must quarantine for 4 to 6 hours while awaiting the results. Passengers who test positive must quarantine in a suitable facility.
  • Passengers travelling to Guyana must submit a Passenger Locator Form, including their PCR test results, at least 24 hours prior to departure. The form can be accessed here.
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Flight Restrictions

published 16.10.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result.

Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation.
Inbound International Travelers are requested to self-quarantine at home for up to 7 days after arrival.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.
The National COVID-19 Task Force have said that anyone entering Guyana must be in possession of a current COVID-19 PCR test laboratory certificate that was administered within 48 hours of the flight. Travellers will be subject to temperature checks upon arrival.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2015)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year or
over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited through
an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: yes

Malaria (2018)
Malaria risk due to P. vivax (36%), P. falciparum (53%) and mixed infections (11%) is high throughout the
year in all parts of the interior. Risk is highest in regions 1 and 79, and very low in regions 36. Sporadic
cases of malaria have been reported from the densely populated coastal belt.
WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: C

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Full Restrictions

  • Guyana Latest News: Airports to reopen to international travel 12 October; nationwide curfew extended (CNW, 01.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Scheduled international flights from Cheddi Jagan International Airport at Timehri and the Eugene Correia Airport at Ogle had been cancelled since 17 March 2020. The Government of Guyana reopened its 2 international airports for scheduled commercial flights commencing on 12 October 2020.
    Airlines are now operating regular scheduled flights between Guyana, Barbados and the USA. COVID-19 PCR test results are required for entry and transit through Barbados. For passengers coming from Guyana, these tests cannot be more than four days old.
    *Restrictions in response to coronavirus: Passengers arriving into Guyana must obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test, taken within seven days prior to their arrival. If you arrive with a test completed within 72 hours you will be allowed immediate entry into Guyana without restrictions.
    Passengers with tests within four to seven days prior to arrival in Guyana will be subjected to a second PCR test at the point of entry but will be allowed to self-isolate in their hotel or home until a negative result is obtained. You will not be allowed on the plane at the point of departure if your test is more than 7 days old. The test on arrival costs GY$16,000.
    *Borders: The Governments of Brazil and Suriname have both announced the closure of borders with neighbouring countries, including Guyana. There is no exit/entry available to Venezuela. Guidance for travellers coming to Guyana from a COVID-19 affected country is available from the Guyana Ministry of Public Health. The Guyana Ministry of Public Health hotline is +592 624 3067 and +592 227 4986 ext 215.

    Internal Restrictions:
    On April 29th, the Government of Guyana announced an extension of COVID-19 Emergency measures to continue until 15 August. The government will shift to Phase 4 of the reopening plan on 1 August. The nationwide night curfew from 21:00 to 05:00 (local time). For regions 5 and 6, the curfew is in effect on the weekends only (Saturdays and Sundays). The curfew measures will be in place until 15 August. The restrictions for Phase 4 are similar to those of Phase 3. However, places of worship and religious services will be allowed. Phase 4 measures will be in place until 15 August. Five regions and seven communities, namely, Makapa, Kurushi, Arau, Oko, and Eteringbang (Mining Areas) will be under lockdown. Mining has been restricted. The lockdown for Moruca (Region 1) has been extended. An 18:00 to 06:00 (local time) curfew will be in effect in the regions under lockdown. Kurupukari crossing (Region 9) will be closed, except during the hours of 6:00 to 17:00 (local time), for the movement of essential services and supplies. The curfew restrictions in Aranka and Arangoy have been removed. The following services are open from 06:00 to 17:00 (local time): Fuel stations, grocery stores, vegetable and fruit stalls, food stores, supermarkets, postal and shipping services, services necessary for the maintenance of homes and vehicles, funeral homes, and financial institutions including banks are open. Services, such as telecommunications providers and food manufacturers and distributors, can open at any hour. All food establishments (including street vendors) are permitted to operate takeout, drive-thru, curbside pickup and delivery services from 06:00 to midnight. Outdoor dining in restaurants will be allowed from 06:00 to 18:00. All open sectors should follow social distancing measures. Customers and employees should wear face coverings and maintain a gap of 2 meters with others. All schools and educational facilities remain closed, and visits to homes for the elderly have been suspended. Outdoor exercises are allowed for 90 minutes from 06:00 to 18:00 (local time), Monday to Friday. Gymnasiums remain closed.

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    28.10.2020
  • Guyana *****International Restrictions:
    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all scheduled international flights from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport at Timehri and the Eugene Correia Airport at Ogle have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. Guyana is currently not allowing any visitors, or nationals, into the country. The National COVID-19 Task Force have said that anyone entering Guyana must be in possession of a current COVID-19 PCR test laboratory certificate. The Governments of Brazil and Suriname have both announced the closure of borders with neighbouring countries, including Guyana. There is no exit/entry available to Venezuela. Seaports and ferry services are closed. Land borders remain closed. Guidance for travellers coming to Guyana from a COVID-19 affected country is available from the Guyana Ministry of Public Health. The Guyana Ministry of Public Health hotline is +592 624 3067 and +592 227 4986 ext 215.

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    Internal restrictions:

    On April 29th, the Government of Guyana announced an extension of COVID-19 Emergency measures to continue until 15 August. The government will shift to Phase 4 of the reopening plan on 1 August. The nationwide night curfew from 21:00 to 05:00 (local time). For regions 5 and 6, the curfew is in effect on the weekends only (Saturdays and Sundays). The curfew measures will be in place until 15 August. The restrictions for Phase 4 are similar to those of Phase 3. However, places of worship and religious services will be allowed. Phase 4 measures will be in place until 15 August. Five regions and seven communities, namely, Makapa, Kurushi, Arau, Oko, and Eteringbang (Mining Areas) will be under lockdown. Mining has been restricted. The lockdown for Moruca (Region 1) has been extended. An 18:00 to 06:00 (local time) curfew will be in effect in the regions under lockdown. Kurupukari crossing (Region 9) will be closed, except during the hours of 6:00 to 17:00 (local time), for the movement of essential services and supplies. The curfew restrictions in Aranka and Arangoy have been removed. The following services are open from 06:00 to 17:00 (local time): Fuel stations, grocery stores, vegetable and fruit stalls, food stores, supermarkets, postal and shipping services, services necessary for the maintenance of homes and vehicles, funeral homes, and financial institutions including banks are open. Services, such as telecommunications providers and food manufacturers and distributors, can open at any hour. All food establishments (including street vendors) are permitted to operate takeout, drive-thru, curbside pickup and delivery services from 06:00 to midnight. Outdoor dining in restaurants will be allowed from 06:00 to 18:00. All open sectors should follow social distancing measures. Customers and employees should wear face coverings and maintain a gap of 2 meters with others. All schools and educational facilities remain closed, and visits to homes for the elderly have been suspended. Outdoor exercises are allowed for 90 minutes from 06:00 to 18:00 (local time), Monday to Friday. Gymnasiums remain closed.

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    18.08.2020
  • Guyana *****International Restrictions:
    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all scheduled international flights from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport at Timehri and the Eugene Correia Airport at Ogle have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. Guyana is currently not allowing any visitors, or nationals, into the country. The National COVID-19 Task Force have said that anyone entering Guyana must be in possession of a current COVID-19 PCR test laboratory certificate. The Governments of Brazil and Suriname have both announced the closure of borders with neighbouring countries, including Guyana. There is no exit/entry available to Venezuela. Seaports and ferry services are closed. Guidance for travellers coming to Guyana from a COVID-19 affected country is available from the Guyana Ministry of Public Health. The Guyana Ministry of Public Health hotline is +592 624 3067 and +592 227 4986 ext 215.

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    Internal restrictions:

    On April 29th, the Government of Guyana announced an extension of COVID-19 Emergency measures to continue until 15 August. The government will shift to Phase 4 of the reopening plan on 1 August. The nationwide night curfew from 20:00 to 06:00 (local time) will remain in place. For regions 5 and 6, the curfew is in effect on the weekends only (Saturdays and Sundays). The curfew measures will be in place until 15 August. The restrictions for Phase 4 are similar to those of Phase 3. However, places of worship and religious services will be allowed. Phase 4 measures will be in place until 15 August. Five regions and seven communities, namely, Makapa, Kurushi, Arau, Oko, and Eteringbang (Mining Areas) will be under lockdown. Mining has been restricted. The lockdown for Moruca (Region 1) has been extended. An 18:00 to 06:00 (local time) curfew will be in effect in the regions under lockdown. Kurupukari crossing (Region 9) will be closed, except during the hours of 6:00 to 17:00 (local time), for the movement of essential services and supplies. The curfew restrictions in Aranka and Arangoy have been removed. The following services are open from 06:00 to 17:00 (local time): Fuel stations, grocery stores, vegetable and fruit stalls, food stores, supermarkets, postal and shipping services, services necessary for the maintenance of homes and vehicles, funeral homes, and financial institutions including banks are open. Services, such as telecommunications providers and food manufacturers and distributors, can open at any hour. All food establishments (including street vendors) are permitted to operate takeout, drive-thru, curbside pickup and delivery services from 06:00 to midnight. Outdoor dining in restaurants will be allowed from 06:00 to 18:00. All open sectors should follow social distancing measures. Customers and employees should wear face coverings and maintain a gap of 2 meters with others. All schools and educational facilities remain closed, and visits to homes for the elderly have been suspended. Outdoor exercises are allowed for 90 minutes from 06:00 to 18:00 (local time), Monday to Friday. Gymnasiums remain closed.

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    04.08.2020
  • Guyana *****International Restrictions:
    There are currently extremely limited commercial options available. All scheduled international flights from Cheddi Jagan International Airport at Timehri and the Eugene Correia Airport at Ogle have been cancelled. The closure is scheduled to last until at least 1 August. Some repatriation charter flights and other specially authorised flights are being allowed to arrive and leave Guyana. The Governments of Brazil and Suriname have both announced the closure of borders with neighbouring countries, including Guyana. There is no exit/entry available to Venezuela. Guidance for travellers coming to Guyana from a COVID-19 affected country is available from the Guyana Ministry of Public Health. Guyana is currently not allowing any visitors, or nationals, into the country. The National COVID-19 Task Force have said that anyone entering Guyana must be in possession of a current COVID-19 PCR test laboratory certificate.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Chief Medical Officer from the Guyana Ministry of Public Health has urged people to exercise social distancing and carry out measures to reduce the spread of the virus. Emergency measures have been introduced by the National COVID-19 Task Force. These include: curfew between 6pm and 6am; except where provided in the Emergency Measures, every person should remain in the confines of their own home; there are restrictions on all social activities.This includes activities along the sea wall, attending bars, restaurants and gymnasiums; no more than 10 mourners allowed to attend a funeral.

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    15.07.2020
  • Guyana *****International Restrictions:
    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all scheduled international flights from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport at Timehri and the Eugene Correia Airport at Ogle have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. The closure started on 17 March 2020 and is scheduled to last until at least 1 August. Some repatriation charter flights and other specially authorised flights are being allowed to arrive and leave Guyana. The Governments of Brazil and Suriname have both announced the closure of borders with neighbouring countries, including Guyana. There is no exit/entry available to Venezuela. Guidance for travellers coming to Guyana from a COVID-19 affected country is available from the Guyana Ministry of Public Health. Guyana is currently not allowing any visitors, or nationals, into the country.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Chief Medical Officer from the Guyana Ministry of Public Health has urged people to exercise social distancing and carry out measures to reduce the spread of the virus. Emergency measures have been introduced by the National COVID-19 Task Force. These include: curfew between 6pm and 6am; except where provided in the Emergency Measures, every person should remain in the confines of their own home; there are restrictions on all social activities.This includes activities along the sea wall, attending bars, restaurants and gymnasiums; no more than 10 mourners allowed to attend a funeral.

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    14.07.2020
  • Guyana *****International Restrictions:
    The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) closed Guyanese airspace to all international arrivals until to 1 August. The GCAA will allow the continuation of outgoing commercial flights, cargo flights, medevac flights, technical stops for fuel only, and other limited exceptions.
    According to the Ministry of Public Health, travelers need complete an additional questionnaire at the port of entry as part of the screening process. Land and maritime borders are also closed. Travelers entering Guyana from the following countries may experience additional screening: Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Brazil, French Guiana, Panama, St. Vincent and the United States of America, People’s Republic of China, Italy, South Korea, Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and Iran.
    The Ministry of Public Health has the authority to forcibly (if necessary) quarantine any person who tests positive for COVID-19 in either a hospital or camp created for the reception, isolation and treatment of persons suffering from COVID-19.

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    Internal restrictions:

    A curfew is in effect between 18.00 and 06.00 until 3 June; all non-essential businesses are closed, barring hospitals, healthcare and medical facilities. The Government have introduced emergency COVID-19 Emergency Measures, which includes: except where provided in the Emergency Measures, every person should remain in the confines of their own home; there are restrictions on all social activities.This includes activities along the sea wall, attending bars, restaurants and gymnasiums; no more than 10 mourners allowed to attend a funeral In the capital Georgetown gatherings exceeding five persons are prohibited.

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    06.07.2020
  • Guyana 1. A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to Immigration upon arrival or when transiting French Guiana. The certificate must be obtained before departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr.
    2. Passengers must go through a medical examination upon arrival and are subject to quarantine for a period of 14 days.
    – This does not apply to healthcare professionals related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Inbound restrictions:

    The country’s airports will remain closed until at least 2 July. The land and sea borders remain open. Travellers coming from Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Iran, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Panama, Singapore, South Korea, St Vincent, Thailand and the US should anticipate increased screenings upon arrival. There is also a possibility that these individuals would be denied entry into the country, according to government officials.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country but there are no commercial flights. The US Embassy has posted instructions for US citizens wishing to return to the US.

    Internal restrictions:

    A curfew is in effect between 18.00 and 06.00 until 3 June; all non-essential businesses are closed, barring hospitals, healthcare and medical facilities. In the capital Georgetown gatherings exceeding five persons are prohibited.

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    25.06.2020
  • Guyana 1. A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to Immigration upon arrival or when transiting French Guiana. The certificate must be obtained before departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr.
    2. Passengers must go through a medical examination upon arrival and are subject to quarantine for a period of 14 days.
    – This does not apply to healthcare professionals related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Inbound restrictions:

    The country’s airports will remain closed until at least 31 May. The land and sea borders remain open. Travellers coming from Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Iran, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Panama, Singapore, South Korea, St Vincent, Thailand and the US should anticipate increased screenings upon arrival. There is also a possibility that these individuals would be denied entry into the country, according to government officials.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country but there are no commercial flights. The US Embassy has posted instructions for US citizens wishing to return to the US.

    Internal restrictions:

    A curfew is in effect between 18.00 and 06.00 until 3 June; all non-essential businesses are closed, barring hospitals, healthcare and medical facilities. In the capital Georgetown gatherings exceeding five persons are prohibited.

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    01.06.2020
  • Guyana

    Inbound restrictions:

    The country’s airports will remain closed until at least 31 May. The land and sea borders remain open.
    Travellers coming from Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Iran, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Panama, Singapore, South Korea, St Vincent, Thailand and the US should anticipate increased screenings upon arrival. There is also a possibility that these individuals would be denied entry into the country, according to government officials.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country but there are no commercial flights.
    The US Embassy has posted instructions for US citizens wishing to return to the US.

    Internal restrictions:

    A curfew is in effect between 18.00 and 06.00 (local time) until 3 June; all non-essential businesses are closed, barring hospitals, healthcare and medical facilities.
    In the capital Georgetown gatherings exceeding five persons are prohibited.

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    15.05.2020
  • Guyana 1. A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to Immigration upon arrival or when transiting French Guiana. The certificate must be obtained before departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr.
    2. Passengers must go through a medical examination upon arrival and are subject to quarantine for a period of 14 days.
    – This does not apply to healthcare professionals related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Inbound restrictions:

    The country’s airports will remain closed until at least 31 May. The land and sea borders remain open. Travellers coming from Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Iran, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Panama, Singapore, South Korea, St Vincent, Thailand and the US should anticipate increased screenings upon arrival. There is also a possibility that these individuals would be denied entry into the country, according to government officials.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country but there are no commercial flights. The US Embassy has posted instructions for US citizens wishing to return to the US.

    Internal restrictions:

    A curfew is in effect between 18.00 and 06.00 until 3 June; all non-essential businesses are closed, barring hospitals, healthcare and medical facilities. In the capital Georgetown gatherings exceeding five persons are prohibited.

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    15.05.2020
  • Source Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    OSAC Travel Advisories/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
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