The Ministry of Health is now requiring all operators (drivers) and conductors of public transportation, which covers buses, taxis and boats, to be vaccinated. There is no vaccination requirement for passengers.
In the updated Health Regulations, the Ministry of Health stated in order to transport members of the public, every operator and conductor of any public transportation service shall be vaccinated and always have an identification document and their vaccination card in their possession.
The documents will have to be produced on request to any Police Officer or other persons authorized by the Ministry of Health.
The operators and conductors will also have to ensure that all persons being transported are wearing face masks.
Failure to comply with the measures will be treated as an offence and those contravening the regulations could face charges.
Thousands of Guyanese utilise public transportation daily to get about their daily lives and routines. While the buses, boats and cars will be allowed to continue carrying their full load of passengers, the operators and conductors will have to be vaccinated.
A person is considered being vaccinated against the virus once that person was administered a first dose of the one of the available vaccines.