British High Commissioner to Guyana, Jane Miller today announced holders of Guyanese passports would no longer be required to have a visa to visit the United Kingdom from the 9th November.
The announcement comes as the government has been pushing the United Kingdom and the European Union to soften its visa requirements for Guyanese nationals.
Only recently, British Airways announced that it will begin flights to Guyana during the first quarter of 2023.
“Today is a historic day for the UK-Guyana relations, and I am delighted to inform you that as of the 9th of November, those with a valid Guyanese passport can the UK, visa free,” the British High Commissioner announced.
The High Commissioner said the visa lift shows the confidence that the UK has in the relationship with Guyana and said she hopes that Guyanese businesses will use this opportunity to explore business ventures in the United Kingdom.
“This visa lift is a real sign of the confidence the UK has in the growth of our relationship and together with the direct flight that will be happening at the end of March with the British Airways, we believe this change is going to be transformative to our already strong relationship,”
The High Commissioner also pointed out that the visa is a visitor’s one that will be valid for 180 days every time you visit the country. She said those Guyanese who wish to work, study and settle in the UK, would still need get the required visa
“This is a visa lift for visit visa for up to six months, up to a 180 days,” the High Commissioner said.
The High Commissioner also announced that a British trade team will be heading to Guyana in November to explore opportunities, as Guyana and the UK further strengthen their relations.