As the expiry of the order to keep Guyana’s airports closed to international scheduled operations looms, sources say that the order will be extended until at least the middle of October.
According to an article published by Stabroek News, the PPP/C government this afternoon confirmed that the two international airports will reopen to commercial flights on October 12th.
Current COVID-19 measures restricting travel will continue until October 12th when new directives are scheduled to be announced as government is currently in discussions with stakeholders to prepare for on-arrival testing for the virus and other measures for a swift reopening to scheduled commercial travel.
“The (Guyana Civil Aviation Authority) GCAA, CJIA, the Ministry of Health and the COVID-19 Task Force, along with us are engaged in discussions with all of the necessary stakeholders. Since the last directives were issued by GCAA, we are now aware that in country, we have capacity for testing on arrival. Those kind of finer details are being fine-tuned along with the airlines’ readiness to recommence scheduled commercial flights. As soon as those are completed, a date for the reopening for scheduled commercial flights will be announced,” Minister of Public Works Juan Edghill, who is responsible for the aviation sector today told Stabroek News.Stabroek News
Guyana’s international airports has been closed to scheduled flights since March.