Faced with additional security measures and checks, regional carrier Caribbean Airlines has announced that passengers boarding its flights should ensure they are checked in four hours before the scheduled departure of the flight.
In a notice on its social media pages, the airline explained that the decision to have passengers check-in for their flights much earlier is to ensure there is enough time to get through the required safety protocols and security and other processes before departure.
Additionally, in countries where there is a curfew still in existence, the airline is encouraging passengers to have the necessary documentation available once they have to get to the airport during the curfew hours.
Caribbean Airlines has been slowly returning to most of its destinations after it was forced to suspend several regular services because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The regional carrier is now back to operating almost daily flights between Guyana and the United States and Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados.
Airlines have found themselves putting additional safety measures in place to safeguard crew and passengers against COVID-19.