Guyanese stranded overseas must fill out application online

DPI, Guyana, Monday, May 25, 2020

Guyanese who have been unable to return home due to the closure of international borders must make their application online to the relevant authorities.

This was relayed in a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Public Diplomacy Department.

“Guyanese nationals must complete the application for an entry form, which can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as on those of Guyana’s overseas missions — embassies, consulates general and honorary consulates — should you wish to return to Guyana,” the release stated.

It was explained that after submission of their applications, persons will receive confirmation of receipt of the application and confirmation of an intended date of travel.

However, Guyanese nationals are being advised to wait on approval from the Government of Guyana and “should not attempt to travel to Guyana without gaining prior approval from the Government.”

It was noted in the release that all approvals for re-entry will be done in phases in a manner deemed appropriate by the Ministry of Public Health. Further, persons entering Guyana will have to follow protocols established by the Public Health Ministry.

“Guyanese nationals should expect to be screened and possibly tested for the novel coronavirus on return to Guyana. This is a condition of return and will be undertaken at the point of entry. It is anticipated that all persons entering Guyana will need to exercise patience as social distancing and health and safety protocols will be observed.”

The protocols are deemed necessary to slow the spread of the virus as Guyana has 137 cases of the coronavirus coupled with 11 deaths and 62 recoveries.

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