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 their homes/yards. A national curfew from 6 PM until 6 AM remains. A limited number of essential services will be operating daily with reduced hours of service. A full list of details is available here and the full text of the emergency order is available in the official Gazette.
The Ministry of Public Health website https://health.gov.gy/ contains the latest information and guidance on COVID-19 mitigation measures. The Ministry of Public Health requests people who are experiencing symptoms with possible exposure to the coronavirus contact the Ministry of Health hotline at 227-4986 x215/624-3067.
Flight Restrictions and Airport Closures
The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has extended the closure of Guyanese airspace to all international arrivals from June 22 to July 2. https://www.gcaa-gy.org/airport-closure-2020.html
However, the GCAA will allow the continuation of outgoing commercial flights, cargo flights, medevac flights, technical stops for fuel only, and other limited exceptions. These flights require an approved flight plan and for the operator to request special permission through the GCAA.
We 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.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
Are there any new restrictions in place because of the worldwide outbreak?
According to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ statement released March 27, Guyana has effectively closed all ports of entry and exit and closed its seaports to international vessels.
Do travelers need particular documentation to enter/exit?
According to the Ministry of Public Health, travelers need complete an additional questionnaire at the port of entry as part of the screening process. 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.
What procedures are currently in place at airports and other ports of entry?
The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) closed Guyanese airspace to all international arrivals from March 19 and extended it to July 2nd. The GCAA will allow the continuation of outgoing commercial flights, cargo flights, medevac flights, technical stops for fuel only, and other limited exceptions.
The Ministry of Public Health has heightened active surveillance measures at Guyana’s sea, air, and land ports. The Maritime Administration Department has also announced several measures to help reduce the possibilities of Coronavirus from entering Guyana. Port health authorities have begun screening of all travelers from high-risk countries.
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.
Guyana Ministry of Public Health