Mandatory 7-day home quarantine for stranded Guyanese upon return

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, June 2, 2020

As the first wave of stranded Guyanese makes their way home during the second week of June, all will be subjected to a mandatory seven-day quarantine at their homes.

Under strict instructions, the returning nationals will not be permitted to leave their homes during the 7 days except to seek emergency medical services.

Further, none of them will be placed into government institutions upon landing in Guyana.

Citizens seeking repatriation to Guyana are required to complete and submit a form and submit a test for COVID-19 via PCR method no less than 48 hours before arrival.

The National COVID-19 Task Force (NCTF) will only grant re-entry for citizens testing negative for the deadly coronavirus.

On May 22, the NCTF approved controlled re-entry for approximately 300 stranded citizens abroad.

During the second week of June, the first wave of Guyanese is expected to return from Barbados and by the third week of June, citizens in North America will make their way to home.

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