Citizens of Canada and Guyanese in Canada can now have the opportunity to return home in the coming weeks. The Guyana Civil aviation authority has confirmed that they have given Canadian Carrier West jet approval to do a return flight from Canada on 19th of September to nationals who want to return home.
This is coming after Minister with responsible for Aviation Juan Edghill who made announcement at a press conferences weeks ago that the authorities are looking to have flights out of North America. The carriers who the authorities said were in talks with were Caribbean airlines and West Jet being to operate out of Canada. Eastern Airlines have been doing flight from Miami and New York’s JFK International.
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.
The Cheddi Jagan International Important was schedule to do a phase reopen in the month of August but due to the climbing rate of the Covid 19 Virus along with number of death authorities have decided to hold off on such process.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.