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Guyana imposes new travel restrictions for travellers from China

Published:Saturday | January 7, 2023 | 12:44 AM


Guyana has become the first CARICOM country to impose new entry requirements for travellers coming from China where there has been an upsurge in the number of COVID-19 cases.

“Starting from January 8, all passengers two years and older, originating from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) will be required to get a COVID-19 test (such as a PCR test or an antigen) no more than two days before their departure from the PRC, Hong Kong, or Macau, and show a bonafide negative test result to the airline/carrier upon departure,” according to an official statement issued here.

It said variants of the SARS-CoC-2 virus continue to emerge worldwide and in light of the present surge in COVID-19 cases in certain parts of the world, and to decrease the chance for entry of a novel variant of concern, the Ministry of Health will be implementing a requirement for a negative COVID-19 test.