The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Wednesday confirmed that approval has been given for WestJet to operate a repatriation flight from Toronto, Canada to Guyana on September 19.
Minister with responsibility for aviation Juan Edghill stated two weeks ago that GCAA was engaging WestJet and other commercial air carriers to facilitate the repatriation of Guyanese from and to Canada.
The proposed flight follows a string of flight that were approved for Eastern Airlines to fly from Miami and New York to Guyana, and one for Caribbean Airlines to fly between Trinidad and Guyana.
GCAA which is now responsible for the organization of repatriation flights has made available a form to be completed by Guyanese seeking to return home.
Minister Edghill said that while Guyana is getting prepared to open the country’s borders, charter flights are being approved to keep the movement of people in and out since the system in place is adequate to handle the current traffic.
Process for repatriation to Guyana
- Step 1 – Complete the electronic Repatriation Form
- Step 2 – Do a molecular biological PCR test for COVID-19. Submit a scanned copy or a clear photograph of the PCR test results to: [email protected] The test result is valid for 14 days from time of collection to time of travel.
- Step 3 – Once green-listed, names will be submitted to the “airline” and a representative will reach out to you for scheduling and ticketing
- Step 4 – Upon arrival in Guyana, agree to the terms outlined by the Health Officials.