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  • Guyana will no longer allow foreign nationals to submit a Visitor Visa on Arrival application at a Guyanan airport


The government of Guyana changed its Visitor Visas on Arrival (VVOA) policy. Foreign nationals can no longer apply for and obtain a VVOA at the airport. Instead, foreign nationals must secure VVOA approval from the Ministry of Home Affairs before traveling to Guyana.

This policy shift aims to streamline and secure the entry process, ensuring that all visitors are thoroughly vetted before arrival. While the new requirement is expected to enhance national security and reduce administrative burdens at entry points, it has also raised concerns among frequent travelers and the tourism industry. Critics argue that the additional step may discourage spontaneous travel plans and potentially impact tourism revenue. In response, the government has pledged to expedite the approval process and provide clear guidelines to make the transition as smooth as possible for travelers and stakeholders alike.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check Guyana’s government website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Embassy of Guyana to the Kingdom of Belgium

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