Data Last Updated: October 13, 2020
Guyana has reopened its borders for international visitors on Oct 12, 2020.
Visitors are required to wear masks during flight and must have a negative result of the Covid-19 PCR test. If the test was taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, the passenger will be allowed to freely leave the airport. However, if the test was taken in the past seven days prior to travel, they will be asked to take another test on arrival, which they need to pay for. Only when the result is negative that they will be allowed to leave. If the result is positive, they will be asked to quarantine for 14 days at their own cost.
Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.
Authorities in Guyana have extended all existing restrictions in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, without changes, until at least Aug. 31. Under the emergency measure, which was due to expire Aug. 15, authorities will continue to enforce the nightly 2000-0600 curfew.
Mahaica-Berbice (Region 5) and East Berbice-Corentyne (Region 6) are exempt from the curfew Mondays through Fridays, though the measure will be enforced in the two regions over weekends.
Businesses previously authorized to open under the country's ongoing reopening plan and essential services will continue to operate as before.
Public sector workers will continue operating on a rotational basis unless otherwise instructed by authorities. Food services and restaurants are permitted to open for delivery, drive-through, and take out service 0600-2359 daily; outdoor dining is allowed at restaurants 0600-1800.
Businesses and other facilities allowed to operate must adhere to government mandates aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19, including enhanced sanitization procedures, compliance with social distancing guidelines, and use of personal protective equipment (PPE), among other directives. Such requirements may vary by industry or type of establishment.
Places of worship are restricted to 25 percent of the building capacity and must be limited to 45 minutes per session.
Airlines & Transport
Authorities in Guyana announced the reopening of Cheddi Jagan International (GEO) and Eugene Correia International (OGL) airports to international commercial flights on October 12, 2020.
Authorities in neighboring Brazil and Suriname have closed their land borders to most non-resident foreign nationals; however, cargo transportation is excluded from the travel bans.
Domestic travel by land, sea, and air is strictly limited to governmental purposes and travel to obtain or provide essential goods and services.
Land vehicles, maritime vessels, and aircraft providing domestic travel services are limited to carrying no more than 75 percent of their passenger capacities.
Status of Opening to Tourists
Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Arab Emirates
Wallis and Futuna
Information for Non-Tourists
All persons entering Guyana by air will be required to present a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) taken up to seven days before travel, according to two categories:
Test taken up to 72 hours before travel: Travelers will be subject to additional health screenings at the airport, including temperature checks; however, no further testing will be required.
Test taken 4-7 days before travel: Travelers will be subject toadditional health screenings at the airport, including temperature checks, as well as a second COVID-19 test on arrival at the traveler's expense. Persons who test positive may be subject to quarantine protocols at the discretion of the health officials.
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