November 24 ,2020
Guyana has been placed on the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ‘very high’ COVID-19 risk list and has warned against traveling here.
The CDC on its website said, “Travelers should avoid all travel to Guyana. Travel may increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19”
However, the CDC noted that it persons must travel to Guyana, they must get tested with a viral test 1–3 days before your trip.
“Do not travel if you are waiting for test results, test positive, or are sick. Follow all entry requirements for your destination and provide any required or requested health information.
During travel, wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet from people who are not traveling with you, wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer, and watch your health for signs of illness,” the advisory said.
Additionally, the CDC advised that before returning to the United States, persons must be tested with a viral test 1–3 days before travel. “After you travel, get tested 3–5 days after travel AND stay home for 7 days after travel. If you don’t get tested, it’s safest to stay home for 14 days,” the advisory said.
The CDC said if travelers had a known exposure to COVID-19 while traveling, “delay travel, quarantine from other people for 14 days after your last known exposure, get tested, and monitor your health.”
As of Monday, Guyana recorded 21 new cases of COVID-19 taking the number of persons infected with the disease since March to 5, 154 cases. Eight persons are currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) while there have been 146 deaths.