Persons wishing to transact business inside any of the commercial banks in Guyana must now produce their COVID-19 vaccination card or a recent negative COVID-19 PCR test result.
In a public notice, the Guyana Association of Bankers announced the decision and said it is in keeping with the latest gazetted measures announced by the government.
In the latest updated measures, it is a requirement for anyone entering a public building including privately owned ones to produce a negative COVID-19 test result or show proof of vaccination to be allowed entry.
The commercial banks have indicated that unvaccinated persons can make an appointment to visit the banks but when they do they will still have to produce a negative COVID-19 PCR test result.
The Guyana Association of Bankers represents all of the commercial banks in Guyana including Republic Bank, GBTI, Scotiabank, Demerara Bank, Citizens Bank, NBS, and Bank of Baroda as well as the trust companies.
The latest measures announced by the government have come under criticism with many persons holding the view that it is forcing them to get vaccinated since not too many persons can afford a regular PCR COVID-19 test with carries an average cost of $20,000 and is only valid for a few days.