The Port Health Authority at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport is responsible for the management and control of any medical issue of incoming and outgoing passengers and any other person, on the premises of the airport, including the relatives and friends of passengers and employees.
Port health has the authority to stop anyone, who has a contagious sickness from entering the country. In cases of emergency, the ambulance services of the airport along with the Guyana Defense Force will be utilized.
Port Health will require the name and seat number of the person or persons on board with illnesses, other than airsickness. The health official will then have to determine the type of sickness that the person or persons have. A fever with a temperature 38°C/100°F or greater- associated with one or more of the following signs or symptoms, for instance, appearing obviously unwell; persistent coughing; impaired breathing; persistent diarrhea; persistent vomiting; skin rash; bruising or bleeding without previous injury; or confusion of recent onset, increases the likelihood that the person is suffering from a communicable disease.