Guyanese nationals stranded in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago have found themselves still waiting for their repatriation home despite clearance being granted for their return more than three weeks ago.
Caribbean Airlines, which has been granted approval to operate the repatriation flights, indicated today that it was still awaiting an approved list of the persons to be repatriated.
In a statement, Caribbean Airlines explained that approval was first granted for the flight to operate on the 11th June.
However, two days before the planned flight, the airline said it received information from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority indicating that the necessary processes were not yet completed and it was, therefore, unable to provided the approved list of travelers.
The airline has indicated that once it receives the approved list, it will open bookings for the flights for the Guyanese nationals.
It is currently doing similar repatriation flights for other Caribbean nationals.
Guyanese nationals who want to return home at this time must complete a repatriation form on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website and submit along with a PCR COVID-19 test that was completed recently. The test must be submitted two days before their intended arrival.