The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority announced that it will suspend international passenger flights operating into Cheddi Jagan International and Eugene F. Correia International Airports for a period of 14 days.
The suspension triggered by the coronavirus pandemic goes into effect at midnight on March 18th.
Flights not affected by the suspension include cargo flight, medical evacuations and flights making technical stops.
Guyana has reported 5 confirmed cases of the coronavirus including 1 death. Worldwide, at least 150 countries have recorded cases of the dreaded disease which has sickened over 190,000 people, and killed more than 7,500 people in its three-month existence.
American Airlines on Sunday announced that it was suspending flights into Guyana until May 6th.