British High Commissioner to Guyana, Jane Miller today said that while Guyanese can now travel to the United Kingdom (UK) without a visitor’s visa, there are still requirements for entry into the UK.
While stating clearly that UK Government Officials do not comment on individual cases, the British High Commissioner urged Guyanese desirous of visiting the UK to check the requirements that are outlined on the British Government’s website gov.uk before they travel.
“So, yes, it is visa-free but there are requirements. People need to be able to have a return ticket or resources to buy a return ticket…It’s all laid out very, very clearly in gov.uk. So, I would urge people to look at that,” the High Commissioner said.
Last week, a resident of Linden was denied entry into the United Kingdom by immigration officials. His story was documented across social media, as he was sent back to Barbados which was his last departure port before reaching the UK.
It is suspected that he was denied entry because of a lack of sufficient funds and the length of time he wanted to stay in the UK as well as evidence of a return ticket.
According to the UK government website, visitors must be able to show that they will return to their home land upon the expiry of their ticket, must be able to support themselves and dependents during the course of their visits and must be able to pay for their return ticket.