Reopening of Guyana international airports delayed until August 15

Cheddi Jagan Airport, Guyana

An aeronautical information circular released by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Saturday has confirmed the delay in the phased reopening of the country’s international airports.

According to the circular, the suspension of scheduled international flights into Guyana will continue until 8 p.m. on August 15, 2020.

Previously, Director General of GCAA, Lt. Col. Egbert Field had stated that the GCAA and the National COVID-19 Task Force consider the health of Guyanese and the nation as top priority, thus, it was imperative to adjust the Four Phase Reopening Plan.

Field also stated that the proposed dates in the GCAA Four Phase Reopening Plan will continue to be dictated by the Covid-19 situation.

Under the current phase, limited repatriation flights, outgoing flights, cargo flights, medivac flights, technical stops, and special authorised flights are permitted.

The GCAA has implemented Regulations and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for aviation stakeholders to follow in order to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 virus.

The aeronautical imformation circular warns that conditions are subject to change given the fluid nature of COVID-19.

Many countries in the Caribbean have reopened their borders with varing levels of restriction. However, most notably, Trinidad remains closed and is the hub through which many Guyanese flying on Caribbean Airlines have to transit.