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 to the United States after Guyana closed its airspace to commercial flights on March 18th. The closure has been  extended twice and is set to expire on June 3rd.  To date we have requested special permission from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority to operate service for six commercial relief flights to transport Americans and their families’ home.

Due to sufficient interest, we are requesting permission for a seventh commercial relief flight operated by Eastern Airlines to operate from Georgetown to Miami, next Friday May 22, 2020 departing at 16:30.

If you have interest in taking this relief flight please complete this online form (copy hyperlink and open in Chrome browser) if you haven’t done so already.

The Embassy will continue to post updated health, security and travel information through this travel alert system and on the U.S. Embassy Facebook page, as soon as we have further updates.

You can reach us at the email box: to request assistance with emergency passports or at if you have special financial concerns with the cost of repatriation.

The U.S. Embassy in Guyana regularly updates the COVID-19 country specific information sheet you can find here.

The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak is having significant impact on travel around the globe. The World Health Organization has reported seven coronavirus cases in Guyana to date. See the Guyana Ministry of Health guidance for additional information on the latest measures in Guyana.

Actions to Take:

  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
  • For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on for the latest information.
  • Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  • Stay at home if you are experiencing symptoms or believe you have been exposed to the virus and contact the Guyana Ministry of Health at 227-4986/624-3067.
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.