COVID-19: Airport shutdowns extended, other restrictions added

22 Apr 20

GUYANA

IMPACT – HIGH

Guyana recently announced additional restrictions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Key points: 

  • Operations at the Cheddi Jagan and Eugene F. Correia International airports have been suspended until May 1. It is now forbidden to travel to countries that border Guyana. Seaports remain closed to international vessels, with the exception of merchant ships.
  • All non-essential businesses are now closed until May 1, and a curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. has been implemented.
  • Public servants are now working on a system of rotational shifts.

Analysis & Comments: The additional travel restrictions will impact the movement of people to Guyana. Employers should account for affected travelers and rearrange travel schedules accordingly. Significant delays may occur for consular and in-country processing. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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