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Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Director-General, Lieutenant Colonel (ret’d) Egbert Field said, “It is safe to fly… the [GCAA] together with other stakeholders, we do have measures and protocols in place to ensure that passengers are safely carried on these aircraft and also safely entered to Guyana.”

These measures govern operations at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) and the Eugene F. Correia International Airport (EFCIA). Both airports have been fully compliant since the reopening to scheduled international flights on October 12.

“The compliance with our SOPs [Standard Operating Procedures] and the gazetted regulations which were put out, I’d say is 100 percent. The CJIA [and EFCIA] are ready,” Mr. Field said.

He noted that both airports have also added features such as the social distancing markers, temperature sensors, and sanitization stations to ensure adherence to the COVID-19 preventative measures.

“The management, the CEO, and the staff really put a lot of work into ensuring that in this COVID-19 period, passengers are taken care of in the right manner,” DG Field stated.

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