Proof of vaccination, PCR or antigen test results required to enter Guyana
The local authorities are now permitting vaccinated travellers to enter Guyana once they provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination and a negative result from a PCR or approved antigen COVID-19 test.
This is according to the updated COVID-19 Emergency Measures which was published in the Official Gazette; it will take effect from November 1 and will last until November 30 unless earlier amended or repealed by the Minister of Health.
Previously, the local authorities were only accepting proof of vaccination and results from a PCR test; this PCR test is considered the ‘gold standard’ of the COVID-19 test but it is also more expensive.
The update measures state that these tests must be taken within 72 hours of the date of the individual’s arrival in Guyana. This applies to any person entering Guyana from land or sea.
For persons travelling by air, it was stated they have to comply with any port health measures issued by the Ministry of Health or any measures issued by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority. It is unclear whether these antigen tests will be accepted from air travellers too.
However, via an earlier notice on its Facebook page, the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) stated that incoming travellers are required to present their proof of vaccination and the negative test result of a PCR COVID-19 test.