Travel Alert: Guyana – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Reconsider travel to Guyana due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Guyana due to crime. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Guyana due to COVID-19. Guyana has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations. Other improved conditions have …

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Weather Alert: Severe Flooding

Location: Throughout Guyana Event: The National Weather Watch Centre in Guyana is reporting that frequent to continuous rain, showers and thundershowers will be experienced across all regions of Guyana today, with the Northern parts of the country experiencing more severe weather. This may cause landslides and severe flooding. U.S. Embassy personnel were advised that the combination …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: Using the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot

It’s Time to Vote! Haven’t received your official ballot yet? Use the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) as a backup.  Here are a few tips on using the backup ballot: Check your  state’s guidelines  for sending your FWAB. You may be able to mail, fax or email your backup ballot. If your state allows you to fax …

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Health Alert: Guyana COVID-19 Information Update

Last updated:  10/15/20 Country-Specific Information: Effective October 12, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) announced new procedures for travel to Guyana. While travelers no longer need prior GCAA permission to book travel to Guyana, travelers must complete a passenger information form and schedule a COVID-19 PCR test.  Testing is required within seven days prior to arrival …

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Health Alert: Guyana COVID-19 Information Update

Last updated:  10/01/20  Country-Specific Information:  The Government of Guyana announced an overhaul of COVID-19 emergency measures on September 30. Changes include a later curfew, from 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., with stores and businesses able to remain open until 8:00 p.m. International airports remain closed to routine passenger travel until October 11, 2020. Restaurants are permitted …

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Demonstration Alert

Location: Square of the Revolution, Vlissengen Road, Georgetown Event:  A peaceful vigil against violence is taking place on Tuesday September 8, 2020 at 12 pm.  Actions to Take: Avoid large gatherings and demonstrations, as even peaceful demonstrations may quickly turn violent. Monitor local radio or television reports for up to date information. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large …

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Additional Relief Flights Approved

Travel restrictions were extended to September 30 at Guyana’s airports, as noted in the Official Gazette. Eastern Airlines has sought special authorization from the Government of Guyana for additional commercial relief flights to the United States.  Upcoming flights in September and October have already received approval. U.S. citizens, U.S. legal permanent residents, and U.S. visa/ESTA holders may …

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Demonstration Alert

Event:  Sporadic demonstrations are being reported within Georgetown and Berbice. An electric fire also occurred today resulting in traffic disruptions downtown near Camp Street.  Host country security and law enforcement will likely have an increased presence during this time and roadblocks could be encountered.  U.S. government personnel have been advised to take precautions to prepare …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting Basics–Your 2020 Ballot

Voting From Guyana–Your 2020 Ballot Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to  FVAP.gov  to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, request a ballot, and more.  Once you confirm your registration, follow a few simple steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections: …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Flights to the United States on August 28, 29

While travel restrictions continue at Guyana’s airports  https://www.gcaa-gy.org/airport-closure-2020.html , Guyanese authorities have approved additional commercial relief flights to the United States on August 28 and 29. U.S. citizens, U.S. legal permanent residents, and U.S. visa/ESTA holders may purchase tickets on these flights directly from Eastern Airlines at  www.goeasternair.com .  Eastern Airlines also plans a regular flight schedule for September …

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Two Repatriation Flights Confirmed to Depart Weekly Throughout August, September, October

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) approved two weekly repatriation flights to operate throughout August until October departing from Georgetown (CJIA) to New York and Miami.  Next week’s flights are as follows: Tuesday, 25 August: Georgetown to New York (Departing 14:55 Arriving 20:40) Wednesday, 26 August: Georgetown to Miami (Departing 16:15 Arriving 20:45) A similar …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Operations and Status of Passport Processing

The U.S. Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana has opened more appointments for American citizen consular services as we follow the Department of State’s “Diplomacy Strong” phased approach to resuming operations while observing public health guidelines. You may schedule an appointment for American Citizen Services through our website https://gy.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/citizenship-services/appointments . You must wear a cloth face covering and …

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Guyana Alert: Two Commercial flights confirmed to depart weekly throughout August

Two commercial flights per week are confirmed throughout the month of August departing from Georgetown (CJIA): Tuesday, 11 August: Georgetown to New York (Departing 14:55 Arriving 20:40) Wednesday, 12 August: Georgetown to Miami (Departng 16:15 Arriving 20:45) Tuesday, 18 August: Georgetown to New York (Departing 14:55 Arriving 20:40) Wednesday, 18 August: Georgetown to Miami (Departng …

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Guyana Alert: Commercial Flights available on July 28 (JFK) and July 29 (MIA)

U.S. Embassy Georgetown, Guyana July 17, 2020 Commercial Flights available on July 28 (JFK) and July 29 (MIA)   The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)  has extended the closure of Guyanese airspace to all international arrivals from June 22 to August 1, 2020. The U.S. Embassy was informed by  Eastern Airlines  that they received permission from the (GCAA) to operate two commercial flights …

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Commercial Flight available July 15 (MIA)

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)  has extended the closure of Guyanese airspace to all international arrivals from June 22 to August 1, 2020. The U.S. Embassy was informed by  Eastern Airlines  that they received permission from the (GCAA) to operate two commercial flights to New York and Miami.  The New York flight is sold out, but tickets remain for Miami. Flight info: …

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COVID-19 Information

Last updated: 01/19/2021 Country-Specific Information: The latest requirements for travelers to Guyana are listed at  https://guyanatravel.gy .  Travelers no longer need prior permission to book travel to Guyana but must obtain a PCR test with negative result within seven (7) days of travel, and complete a passenger locator form (electronic form found at  https://guyanatravel.gy/passenger-locator-form ) to enable contact …

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Commercial Flights available on July 14 (JFK) and July 15 (MIA)

U.S. Embassy Georgetown, Guyana The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)  has extended the closure of Guyanese airspace to all international arrivals from June 22 to August 1, 2020. The U.S. Embassy was informed by  Eastern Airlines  that they received permission from the (GCAA) to operate two commercial flights to New York and Miami. Flight info: Tuesday July 14, 2020 – GEO – JFK …

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Commercial Flights available on July 1 (JFK) and July 2 (MIA)

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)  has extended the closure of Guyanese airspace to all international arrivals from June 22 to July 2. The U.S. Embassy was informed by  Eastern Airlines  that they received permission from the (GCAA) to operate two commercial flights to New York and Miami. Flight info: Wednesday July 1, 2020 – GEO – JFK EAL Flight #231: Depart GEO …

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Commercial Flights available on June 16 (JFK) and June 17 (MIA)

The U.S. Embassy was informed by  Eastern Airlines  that they received permission from the Guyanese Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to operate two commercial flights this week to New York and Miami.  Please contact  Eastern Airlines   directly for seat availability, reservations, and pricing information. Flight info: 6/16/20 Georgetown (GEO) – New York (JFK)  6/17/20 Georgetown (GEO) – Miami (MIA)  The GCAA …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Georgetown

Location: Umana Yana, Kingston, Georgetown Event:  A demonstration against police violence is scheduled on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 1 pm.  Actions to Take: Avoid large gatherings and demonstrations, as even peaceful demonstrations may quickly turn violent. Monitor local radio or television reports for up to date information. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests. …

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Security Alert: Election-related announcements

Location: Guyana Event:  Host country security and law enforcement will likely have an increased presence before and after the announcement of the elections results in the coming weeks.   It is possible that large crowds could gather at government venues.  U.S. government personnel have been advised to take precautions to prepare for any unexpected disruptions to …

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Commercial Relief Flight Departs Today, Saturday, June 6th at 6pm (New Time)

 The U.S. Embassy has received authorization for a commercial relief flight on Saturday, June 6th operated by Eastern Airlines, departing at 6:00 p.m.  (New time) from Cheddi Jagan International Airport with direct service to Miami International Airport.  U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents, and third country nationals with a valid visa or ESTA for transit are eligible to purchase tickets directly from the Eastern website.   www.goeasternair.com .  If …

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Commercial Relief Flight Departs Tomorrow Saturday, June 6th

The U.S. Embassy has received authorization for a commercial relief flight on Saturday, June 6th operated by Eastern Airlines, departing at 3:30 p.m. from Cheddi Jagan International Airport with direct service to Miami International Airport. U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents, and third country nationals with a valid visa or ESTA for transit are eligible to purchase tickets directly from the Eastern website.   www.goeasternair.com .   If you …

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Alert: Commercial Relief Flight Departs TOMORROW, Saturday June 6th

The U.S. Embassy has received authorization for a commercial relief flight on Saturday, June 6th operated by Eastern Airlines, departing at 3:30 p.m. from Cheddi Jagan International Airport with direct service to Miami International Airport. U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents, and third country nationals with a valid visa or ESTA for transit are eligible to purchase tickets directly from the Eastern website.   www.goeasternair.com .   If you …

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Commercial Relief Flight tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 6th 

Commercial Relief Flight scheduled for Saturday, June 6th Guyana airspace closure extended to June 17th The U.S. Embassy has received authorization for a commercial relief flight on Saturday, June 6th operated by Eastern Airlines, departing at 3:30 p.m. from Cheddi Jagan International Airport with direct service to Miami International Airport. U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents, and third country nationals with a valid visa or ESTA for transit …

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Commercial Relief Flight tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 6th 

Commercial Relief Flight tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 6th Guyana airspace closure extended to June 17th The Government of Guyana has announced that COVID-19 emergency measures are extended, and airports will remain closed to international passenger flights until June 17th, except by special authorization. As such, the U.S. Embassy in Guyana requested authorization for a commercial relief flight on Saturday, June …

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Commercial Relief Flight Departs Today- Tickets still available

Event:  The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the current situation in Guyana with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are aware of the hardship land and airspace border closures have created for U.S. citizens who need to return to the United States after Guyana closed its airspace to commercial flights on March 18th. The closure has been extended twice and …

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Commercial Relief Flight Approved for May 22, 2020

Commercial Relief Flight Approved for May 22, 2020 U.S. Embassy Georgetown, Guyana  May 20, 2020 Location:  Guyana Event:  The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the current situation in Guyana with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are aware of the hardship land and airspace border closures have created for U.S. citizens who need to return to the United …

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Commercial Relief Flight Requested for May 22, 2020 – U.S. Embassy Georgetown, Guyana

Commercial Relief Flight Requested for May 22, 2020 U.S. Embassy Georgetown, Guyana May 14, 2020 Location:  Guyana Event:  The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the current situation in Guyana with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are aware of the hardship land and airspace border closures have created for U.S. citizens who need to return …

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Updated Alert  on Travel Restrictions

Location:  Guyana  Event:  The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the current situation in Guyana with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are aware of the hardship land and airspace border closures have created for U.S. citizens who need to return to the United States after Guyana closed its airspace to commercial flights on March 18th. The closure has been  extended …

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Weather Alert: Flood Warning Issued Due to Heavy Rainfall Between May 11-May 14, 2020

Location: Guyana Event:  A flood warning is issued for flood-prone areas over the next few hours due to ongoing rainfall that is expected to continue until Thursday, May 14, 2020. The Hydro meteorological Department of the Ministry of Agriculture has issued flash flood warnings for flood-prone areas along the coast while hilly areas may experience landslides. The …

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Commercial Relief Flight Departs TODAY, Guyana airspace closure extended to June 3rd

The Government of Guyana has announced that COVID-19 emergency measures are extended, and airports will remain closed to international passenger flights until June 3rd, except by special authorization. As such, the U.S. Embassy in Guyana requested and received special authorization for a commercial relief flight TODAY Monday, May 4th operated by Eastern Airlines, departing at 16:30 from Cheddi Jagan …

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Guyana Alert: Commercial Relief Flight to Miami approved for Monday, May 4th at 16:30

The Government of Guyana has announced that COVID-19 emergency measures are extended, and airports will remain closed to international passenger flights until June 3rd, except by special authorization. As such, the U.S. Embassy in Guyana requested and received special authorization for a commercial relief flight on Monday, May 4th operated by Eastern Airlines, departing at 16:30 from …

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GUYANA Health Alert: Commercial Relief Flight to Miami scheduled for Monday, May 4th

Commercial Relief Flight to Miami scheduled for Monday, May 4th May 1, 2020 The Government of Guyana has announced that COVID-19 emergency measures are extended, and airports will remain closed to international passenger flights until June 3rd, except by special authorization.  The U.S. Embassy in Guyana  is requesting special approval for a commercial relief flight on …

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GUYANA Alert: Commercial Relief Flight tentatively scheduled for May 4th

Commercial Relief Flight tentatively scheduled for May 4th The U.S. Embassy in Guyana is requesting special approval for a commercial relief flight on May 4th operated by Eastern Airlines departing Cheddi Jagan International Airport with direct service to Miami International Airport at 16:30. Once approval is granted U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents, and third country …

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Updated Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Georgetown, Guyana

Updated Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Georgetown, Guyana (April 27, 2020)  Location:  Guyana Event:  The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the current situation in Guyana with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are aware of the hardship land and airspace border closures have created for U.S. citizens who need to return to the United States after Guyana closed its airspace …

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Updated Health Alert – Seats on Canadian Relief Flights Available TODAY

Location:  Guyana  Event:  The U.S. Embassy wishes to inform U.S. citizens that space is available on two relief flights arranged by the Canadian High Commission in Guyana.    Flight Number WS 3923 will depart from Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO) to the Toronto-Pearson International Airport (YYZ) on Friday, 24 April, 2020 at 15:30 The cost of this flight is approximately 1,167 CAD–about $832 USD More info is …

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Updated Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Georgetown, Guyana

Updated Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Georgetown, Guyana (April 21, 2020)  Location:  Guyana Event:  The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the current situation in Guyana with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are aware of the hardship land and airspace border closures have created for U.S. citizens who need to return to the United States after Guyana closed its airspace to …

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Updated Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Georgetown, Guyana

Updated Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Georgetown, Guyana (April 17, 2020) Location:  Guyana Event:  The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the current situation in Guyana with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are aware of the hardship land and airspace border closures have created for U.S. citizens who need to return to the United States after Guyana closed its airspace to commercial …

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Alert: Commercial Relief Flight Departing TODAY- April 14, 2020

Commercial Relief Flight Available Tuesday, April 14, 2020 The U.S. Embassy has requested permission for Eastern airlines to operate a special commercial relief flight today.  Eastern airlines is taking final reservations on the airline  website  for direct booking departing TODAY, Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 16:30 from Georgetown to Miami.  Any last minute changes will be …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Important Information for Overseas Voters during the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 26, 2020 — Alexandria, Va. — The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is tracking the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on active duty military, their eligible family members, and U.S. citizens abroad and recommending ways to avoid any postal issues that may result from changes made by international postal operators. In its role …

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Commercial Relief Flight Available Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Eastern airlines is taking reservations on the airline  website  for direct booking for a commercial relief flight departing on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 16:30 from Georgetown to Miami.  Any last minute changes will be posted through the   travel alert system  and on the U.S. Embassy Facebook  page,   U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to take this flight or prepare …

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Commercial Relief Flight Available Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Tickets Available Now

Commercial Relief Flight Available Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Tickets Available Now Eastern airlines opened reservations on  goeasternair.com   for direct booking on a first come, first serve basis for a commercial relief flight departing on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.   Anyone with a U.S. passport, legal permanent residency, approved ESTA, or valid visa for the United States is …

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HEALTH Alert: U.S. Embassy Georgetown Guyana April 8, 2020

Updated Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Georgetown, Guyana (April 8, 2020) Location:  Guyana Event:  The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the current situation in Guyana with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are aware of the hardship land and airspace border closures have created for U.S. citizens who need to return to the United States. We have been …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Operations and Status of Passport Processing

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Operations and Status of Passport Processing  April 7 ,2020  The U.S. Embassy has implemented a 100% remote work policy to protect its employees and support public measures to stem the spread of Covid-19. Excepting only those activities which must be done on premises to protect life and property, the duties of …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Commercial Relief Flight to Miami available Wednesday April 1, 2020 15:30

April 1, 2020 The U.S. Embassy in Guyana has received approval to operate a commercial relief flight for U.S. citizens who wish to depart Georgetown to Miami, TODAY Wednesday April 1, 2020 at 15:30 via Cheddi Jagan International Airport. The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority has extended the airport closure for regularly scheduled commercial flights until …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: March 31, 2020 Commercial Relief Flight to Miami available Wednesday April 1, 2020 15:30

The U.S. Embassy in Guyana has received approval to operate a commercial relief flight for U.S. citizens who wish to depart Georgetown to Miami Wednesday April 1, 2020 at 15:30 via Cheddi Jagan International Airport.  We strongly encourage any U.S. citizen wishing to depart Guyana to utilize this option or prepare to shelter in place. …

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Attention U.S. Citizens seeking Additional Flights to the United States

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Guyana requests any U.S. citizen interested in additional humanitarian flights to the United States to complete this  online form  (copy hyperlink and open in Chrome browser). If you are part of a group, please fill out a separate form for each individual traveler. The U.S. Embassy in Guyana continues to work with commercial …

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Message for US Citizens Georgetown to Miami flight available March 28, 2020

The State Department is rising to meet the historic challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, every day, all over the world.  The U.S. Government has no higher duty than to protect American citizens.  The U.S. Embassy in Guyana requested special permission from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority for a commercial flight offered by Eastern Airlines to …

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Message for U.S. Citizens Seeking Assistance with Flights

The U.S. Embassy in Guyana is working with commercial airlines to organize flights for U.S. citizens who wish to depart Guyana.  At this time, any departing flight requires special authorization from the Government of Guyana due to the current flight restrictions in Guyana airspace.  The Embassy is requesting special authorization from the government for such flights. The Embassy …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Flight Available to Miami on Thursday March 26

The U.S. Embassy in Guyana has learned that Eastern Airlines  https://goeasternair.com/  received special authorization from the Government of Guyana to offer a flight from Georgetown to Miami for those travelers who wish to depart Guyana.  The airline will take bookings and payments directly on their  website  in the next few hours. EAL Flight #9010 is scheduled to …

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Updated Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Georgetown, Guyana

Updated Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Georgetown, Guyana (March 17, 2020) Location:  Guyana Event:  In connection with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority announced a new flight restriction on March 17, 2020.  From midnight, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Georgetown flight region will be closed to international flight arrivals for a period of …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Disruption of Routine Services at U.S. Embassy Guyana

Message for U.S. Citizens Disruption of Routine Services at U.S. Embassy Guyana On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of US personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19. Many …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Georgetown, Guyana

Location:  Guyana Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 100,000 reported cases worldwide. On March 12, the Guyana Ministry of Health confirmed the death of one person related to a confirmed case of COVID-19.  The …

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Routine Message for U.S. Citizens – Appointment Procedures

Routine Message for U.S. Citizens Appointment Procedures U.S. citizens are advised to contact the embassy by email  ACSGeorge@state.gov  or telephone +592-225-4900 x4222 before visiting the embassy.  Many American Citizen Services can be provided remotely.  We remain open for scheduled appointments, but you may wish to reschedule non-urgent appointments in light of the Government of Guyana guidance to …

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Demonstration Alert

Location: Guyana Event:  The outcome of national elections should be announced shortly.  The U.S. Embassy is not aware of any planned demonstrations, but it is possible that large crowds could gather in the streets or other public venues in reaction to the results.  Host country security and law enforcement will likely have an increased presence during …

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Security Alert: National Elections on March 2, 2020

Location:  Guyana Event:  Guyana will hold national elections on Monday, March 2, 2020.  The U.S. Embassy is not aware of any planned demonstrations, but it is possible that large crowds could gather at polling places and other public venues.  Host country security and law enforcement will likely have an increased presence during the elections and …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy in Guyana

Location:  Guyana Event:  Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. Out of an abundance of caution, U.S. embassy personnel are instructed to exercise vigilance in response to recent events in Iraq.  All personnel are strongly encouraged to remain alert and take appropriate …

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Weather alert: Unusually High Tides expected October 25-30, 2019

Location: Guyana Event:  The Civil Defense Commission issued a High Tide Warning during the period of October 25 to October 30, 2019.  Guyana will experience unusual high tides expected to peak at 3.31 meters according to the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD). Actions to take: Avoid flooded and low-lying coastal and riverine areas. Do not drive …

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Beware of Tender Scam

WARNING  – The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of an ongoing tender scam fraudulently using the Embassy’s name and logos to target businesses for the provision of solar generators and equipment.  If your business receives a tender request from a  “Ronnel Fisher, Tender Section of the Embassy of the United States”  from the following …

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