Airports remain closed, plans on stream to reopen borders
[Guyana Aviation] -The Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Lt. Col. Egbert Field has confirmed that the country’s international airports will remain closed until August 31, 2020.
The last issued directive on the continued suspension of scheduled international flight operations was set to expire at 8 p.m. local time on August 15, following on previous extensions.
Field stated that the newly installed government is working to put systems in place for the reopening of the country’s borders which has been closed since March 18.
The director noted that limited repatriation flights, outgoing flights, cargo flights, medivac flights, technical stops, and special authorised flights will continue to operate as dictated by the Phase 1 of the reopening plan.
As part of the Phase 1 activities, the GCAA has implemented Regulations and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for aviation stakeholders to follow in order to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 virus.
Around the Caribbean, many countries remain closed and some that have opened have since closed their borders again or have implemented further restriction on travel to its countries.
Guyana has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases with the total confirmed cases reaching 649 with a death toll of 22.