International airports in Guyana to remain closed until August 31

CJIA, Guyana

The Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Lt. Col. Egbert Field has confirmed that the country’s international airports will remain closed until August 31, 2020.

The last issued directive on the continued suspension of scheduled international flight operations was set to expire at 8 p.m. local time on August 15, following on previous extensions.

Field stated that the newly installed government is working to put systems in place for the reopening of the country’s borders which has been closed since March 18.

The director noted that limited repatriation flights, outgoing flights, cargo flights, medivac flights, technical stops, and special authorised flights will continue to operate as dictated by the Phase 1 of the reopening plan.

As part of the Phase 1 activities, 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.

Around the Caribbean, many countries remain closed and some that have opened have since closed their borders again or have implemented further restriction on travel to its countries.

Guyana has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases with the total confirmed cases reaching 649 with a death toll of 22.

19 thoughts on “International airports in Guyana to remain closed until August 31

    1. Based on the track record, the notifications to delay the reopening have not been issued more that a day in advance, so it’s a wait and see game.

  1. bless day to you Mr. Wayne.
    Other than usa will there be any repatriation flights for the month of August to other countries and if so please add them on your page in advance. Thanks

    1. I am not sure, but I will publish the information as soon as it becomes available.

      1. Blessing good afternoon to you wayne i would like to know if like how am a permanent resident in the usa and i would like to come home to my wife and kids can i come home on a repatriation flight

        1. I believe that you can. A Guyanese is a Guyanese. Just make contact with the Guyana Consulate to confirm this.

          1. Thank you bro i respect thats because this virus a becoming a real mess up thing to keep far from yur family and etc

          2. How can i get on to the guyana consulate do you have an number so i can contact them please thank you

          3. Hey good afternoon can a guyana resident travel to guyana with a expired passport and because of the expired passport didnt get to a renewal of them passport because the guyana passport place in new york was closed

  2. Mi novio desea volar desde Miami a Georgetown y permanecer acá por un tiempo, hasta que pase la pandemia pues hemos quedado separados. Puede tomar un vuelo de repatriación? Es ciudadano americano.

    1. Hasta donde yo sé, los vuelos de repatriación son para los guyaneses que vienen al país.

  3. The airport close and still alot of covid cases, so is best the airport reopen let Guyanese who stranded abroad get to come home. We are so fostreated with the previous Government and hoping for this new government to make swift decision and open the border.

    1. Under the current conditions, repatriation flights are allowed. Guyanese citizens are not barred from coming home.

  4. Well i have been in this country since February
    Right after im about to leave in march this covid arrived an the airport keep closing.i have a ticket for next month my wiss it to get back to American.so pkz i do hope this airport reopened soon.

    1. There are no restrictions on persons wanting to leave Guyana. You can leave on any of the Eastern Airlines flights bound for the USA.

  5. Thanks for the information Mr.Wayne on what’s going on with the airport. I was born in Guyana but I am an American citizen, however I have been going to Guyana very year since 2009 and I am anxious to travel to Guyana this year. I have a flight in September, do you think the airport will be open by the middle of September. Thanks.

    1. It’s really hard to say what will happen as history has shown. The reopening date has gotten pushed back as it approaches.

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