Monday 1 June, 2020

300 Guyanese approved to return home by COVID-19 Task Force

The National COVID-19 Task Force (NCTF) has granted approval for 300 Guyanese stranded abroad to return home.

NCTF took the decision today during a special meeting.

The Guyanese allowed to return home are in locations such as Trinidad and Tobago and the US states of New York, Florida and New Jersey.

All of persons approved for the repatriation flights must have a valid Guyanese passport or one that expired within the last six months.

They must also undergo and submit the results of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test 48 hours before arrival in Guyana.

The task force expects these approved residents to return home over the next two week.

The returnees will pay their own fare.

The NCTF added it is “eager to ensure that every Guyanese who is stranded overseas returns home within the shortest possible time while ensuring that the health and safety of Guyanese in Guyana are maintained and not compromised in any way.”

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