COVID-19 Guidelines    
   

COVID-19 Guidelines

Guidelines for travelling to Guyana


Here are the requirements for Entry into Guyana as of November 1, 2021


TESTING

• All persons, travelling to Guyana must present a negative PCR or ANTIGEN COVID 19 test, taken within 72hrs of arrival.

• Incoming passengers, whose test results exceeds 72 hours from the date it was taken, are required to have a second test done upon arrival to Guyana.

• The PCR OR ANTIGEN test should not exceed 7 days.

• Children under the age of two do not require a PCR OR ANTIGEN test.

Please note that the following results will not be accepted for travel to Guyana:

- Antibody test
- Rapid PCR
- Rapid test using Saliva Sample
- Home test Kits

• COVID 19 recovered persons can continue to test positive for COVID 19 and are
not considered to be infectious. They can be allowed entry into Guyana upon
presentation of a certificate of clearance and a recent PCR OR ANTIGEN test within 7 days.

• Passengers, who require a second test, will bear the financial cost at the testing facilities located at the airport.

In all cases, where testing is done on arrival for any reason, the following shall apply:

• All persons must provide a valid local telephone number verifiable by Port Health.

• All persons must remain in quarantine until they receive their results.

• A passenger testing positive for COVID-19 shall comply with Ministry of Health’s measures for isolation.

The Ministry of Health reserves the right to require testing of any person regardless of documentation presented or any other requirement, obligation or condition associated with their assigned risk category.

VACCINATION

• All persons travelling to Guyana, 18 years and over, must show proof of being “FULLY” vaccinated against COVID 19, upon arrival to Guyana.

• Passengers are required to present their vaccination card bearing their names, name of vaccine, date vaccine was given and batch# from an accredited health facility

• Travelers with mixed vaccination regimen are considered vaccinated.

“Vaccine” means any of the following approved COVID 19 vaccines:
(a) Oxford-Astra Zeneca – ChAdOx1 vaccine
(b) Sputnik V – Gam Covid Vac (1&2)
(c) Sinopharm – Vero cell BIBP
(d) Sinovac – Corona Vac
(e) Pfizer-BioNTec Covid19-BNT162b2
(f) Moderna – mRNA-1273 vaccine
(g) Johnson & Johnson - Jansen COVID-19 Ad26CoV2.S Vaccine

Vaccination exemptions shall be applicable for the following reason:

• Passengers, who are advised against being vaccinated for medical reasons must present a “Letter of Exemption” from a licensed medical practitioner.

A person is “ ONLY “considered fully Vaccinated, 14 days after receiving:
- (a) an approved single dose vaccine’
- (b) the second dose of an approved two dose vaccine
- (c) any mix and match combination of approved vaccines, administered at least seventeen (17) days apart.