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 commercial flights on March 18th.  To date, we have requested special permission from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority to operate service for five commercial relief flights to transport Americans and their families’ home.  We have no immediate plans to initiate further relief flight requests at this time. Any U.S. citizen currently in Guyana should continue to shelter in place until further notice.

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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