Guyana’s two main airports; the Cheddi Jagan International Airport at Timehri and the Eugene F. Correia International Airport, located at Ogle, will remain closed to incoming international flights, except for technical stops for aircraft that require fuel, and specially authorised flights.
This is according to the National COVID-19 Task Force, via a media release on Thursday.
“Specially authorised flights will only be considered in extreme humanitarian and emergency cases,” the release stated.
It was also indicated that 0utgoing cargo flights and medivac flights will continue to be permitted.
The Task Force had granted permission for a special flight on March 25, to repatriate a group of Guyanese stranded in Barbados. It was agreed that upon return to Guyana the group would submit themselves to a mandatory 14-day quarantine period at a government facility
The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority on Tuesday, March 17, announced that both airports will be closed to all international flights for 14 days from midnight (local time), Wednesday, March 18, to prevent imported cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The NCTF held a virtual meeting earlier on Thursday as it continues to practice social distancing.