Hope for Guyanese stranded in St. Vincent

By Demion McTair. Updated 4:00 a.m., Friday, June 19, 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

Honorary Consul of Guyana to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Mr. Nigel R. Russell. Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Commerce.

Kingstown, St. Vincent (ONE NEWS SVG) – Some Guyanese nationals have been stranded in St. Vincent and the Grenadines due to a halt in regular air travel caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

But, hope is on the horizon for such persons as the Honorary Consul of Guyana to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Nigel Russell, issued a travel advisory on Thursday (June 18).

Guyanese wishing to travel home, or persons wishing to visit Guyana “are required to plan your return or visit to Guyana in coordination with an approval from Guyana, facilitated through the office of the Guyana Consulate in St. Vincent and the Grenadines”, Russell says.

“Persons wishing to return to Guyana, must complete the application for entry form, which can be found on the Guyana Ministry of Foreign Affairs website…”, the Russell says.

After applying, persons should receive a confirmation email of receipt of his/her application, and later confirmation of the intended date of travel.

In early May, One News SVG was contacted via email by a national of Guyana who said she and others were “stranded here in St. Vincent”, due to a halt in regular air travel brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guyana and St. Vincent have strong family and trade ties.

See the full advisory:

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