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 available on the Canadian High Commission FB:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/CanadainGuyanaandSuriname/posts/

If you are interested in this flight, you can book directly at www.westjet.com for the flight to Toronto, and then book a separate flight to your onward destination in the United States.  

You may have to stay one night at a hotel in Canada, in order to take a flight to the United States the next day.  Airlines are offering limited service to U.S. destinations, including New York. It may be also possible to drive to your destination. 

 After you book your tickets, email your confirmation to  guyanaevac@state.gov and we will notify the Canadian High Commission to place you on the authorized boarding list to enter Cheddi Jagan Airport for the Canadian emergency flight.

 U.S. legal permanent residents may also transit Canada with an approved Canadian visa or Canadian Electronic Travel Authorization.  U.S. Legal Permanent Residents must register with eTA online. It costs $7 CAD to get an eTA online and only takes a few minutes to apply. Approved eTAs are valid for up to five years.


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: acsgeorge@state.gov to request assistance with emergency passports or at guyanaevac@state.gov if you have special financial concerns with the cost of repatriation. If you wish to express interest in any future relief flight that should become available, please complete this online form (copy hyperlink and open in Chrome browser).

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.

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