Health Minister, Dr. Frank Anthony said today that visitors and even Guyanese returning home must have a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test and at least one dose of a vaccine.

“Vaccination means ‘having at least one dose of a vaccine…And this applies to all travelers coming back to Guyana,” the minister clarified, noting that there are exemptions for travelers below the age of 18.

“So if you’re below the age of 18, you’re not required to have vaccination because, in Guyana, we’re not administering vaccines as yet to persons below the age of 18. So, we have not made that a requirement,” he said.

Minister Anthony added that pregnant women will also be exempted from providing proof of vaccination, but must show proof of pregnancy.

“There are some women, who during their pregnancy, did not want to take the vaccine, and that’s purely their choice and once their obstetrician would have exempted them, they can present proof that they’re pregnant and they would not be required to have the vaccination requirement,” he said.


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