The Eugene F. Correia International Airport (EFCIA) on Tuesday announced that it is COVID-19 compliant and ready to resume scheduled international flight operations.
The chairman and management of the airport held an onsite meeting with officials of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the Ministry of Health (MOH), and Eureka Medical Laboratory (EML) to review the arrangements in place for the opening of the Airport to international commercial flights.
The EFCIA, in collaboration with Eureka Medical Laboratory, will be fully equipped to carry out the sampling for the PCR COVID-19 tests for arriving passengers when the airport reopens on October 14, two days after the government lifted travel restrictions.
The meeting was attended by Mr. Michael O. Correia (Jnr), Chairman of the Board, Ogle Airport Inc. (OAI), Col (Ret’d) Anthony Mekdeci, Chief Executive Officer & Project Coordinator, OAI, Mr. Abraham Doris, Director of Aviation Safety and Security (ag), GCAA, Dr. Karen Gordon-Boyle, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Ministry of Health, Mr. Andrew Boyle, Chief Executive Officer, Eureka Medical Laboratory and Mr. Kit Nascimento, Public Communications Consultant, OAI.
The meeting reviewed the COVID-19 protocols and regulations established by the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, for governing the commercial operations of the Airport in order that the required arrangements and facilities are in compliance with these regulations.
Since the bankruptcy of regional carrier LIAT, Caribbean Airlines has made an application to the GCAA to fly into Ogle from Trinidad and Barbados, routes previously flown by LIAT.