Weather alert: Severe Weather and Flooding April 9-11, 2021

Location: Guyana Event: The National Weather Watch Center of the Ministry of Agriculture has issued a severe weather advisory for the period of April 9-11, 2021.  Continuous moderate to heavy rain showers are anticipated across Guyana with periodic high intensity rainfall events anticipated over coastal areas.  Forecasted conditions coupled with high tide could result in flooding …

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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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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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Procedure for Dropping off your Ballot at the U.S. Embassy

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! 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 …

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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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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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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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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: COVID 19 Information Sheet Update and Survey Request

Guyana COVID-19 Country-Specific Information: For the latest statistics on COVID-19 cases in Guyana, please consult the Guyana Ministry of Public Health website at health.gov.gy . On April 29th, the Government of Guyana announced an extension of COVID-19 Emergency measures to continue for the period of May 4th to July 2nd, 2020 .   Residents of Guyana will be restricted to …

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