‘Last Call’ …U.S. Embassy gets approval for another special relief flight


The U.S. Embassy in Guyana, today (Thursday), said it was granted permission for another special commercial relief flight operated by Eastern Airlines to repatriate U.S. citizens who wish to leave Guyana during this period.

According to a brief update via its Facebook page, the Embassy said the flight will depart Georgetown to Miami on Tuesday April 14, 2020 at 16:30 via Cheddi Jagan International Airport.

“We strongly encourage any U.S. citizen wishing to depart Guyana to utilize this option or prepare to shelter in place. Eastern airlines has opened reservations on their website for direct booking on a first come, first serve basis,” the Embassy said.

The US Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana

The Embassy had requested government permission for the special commercial relief flight to allow U.S. citizens or Legal Permanent Residents currently in Guyana who wish to return home to the U.S.

The Embassy had encouraged persons to utilize this option saying; “it will not be able to offer this service indefinitely and cannot promise additional flights will be either available or approved throughout the COVID-19 pandemic”.

“For those travelers with interest in next week’s flight – we strongly encourage you to complete the online form from our website (copy hyperlink and open in Chrome browser) if you have not done so already. Please do not travel if you have COVID-19 symptoms; follow Guyana’s Ministry of Health instructions,” the Embassy advised.