The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority announced that it has extended the suspension of international passenger flights operating into Cheddi Jagan International and Eugene F. Correia International Airports until May 1.
In a statement, GCAA said that the decision was made after obtaining further advice from the Ministry of Public Health and approval from Cabinet, to help stop the spread of the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) and enhance public health.
Domestic flights, international overflights, cargo flight, medical evacuations and flights making technical stops are all exempted from the directive to suspend flights.
As of March 31, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Karen Gordon-Boyle reported that Guyana recorded two deaths from the COVID-19 coronavirus and 12 confirmed cases.
The original suspension ran from March 19 to April 1.