While announcing that Guyana’s two international airports will remain closed to international traffic for the next month, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority has announced new restrictions for domestic air travel.
In a statement to local air operators, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority announced that domestic air travel to and from bordering regions has now been suspended until further notice.
However, the transport of medical supplies through daylight operations will be permitted.
For Medical evacuation flights, only the patient, one health worker, and one family member will be permitted aboard the aircraft with the flight crew.
There will be no domestic night flights except for medivac flights. The GCAA said local flight operators will have to wear masks and gloves at all times during their flights.
The Aviation Authority has warned that those persons who flout its directives could find themselves facing charges in the local Courts under the Civil Aviation Act.
With regard to the two international airports, only cargo flights, fuel stop flights, medical emergency and special authorized international flights will be allowed to operate.
The measures all form part of the GCAA’s efforts in combating the spread of the coronavirus.