(CMR) The UK has lifted the visa requirement for Guyanese to go to the country for as much as six months as of 9 November.
This was announced by the British High Commissioner to Guyana, Jane Miller, during a press conference with President Dr. Irfaan Ali on Tuesday.
“Today is a historic day for the Guyana-UK relation, and I’m delighted to tell you that those with a sound Guyanese passport can visit the UK visa-free,” she said.
Miller explained that this visa lift only applies to Guyanese travelers searching for to go to the UK for as much as six months. She added that abolishing the visa requirement is a “real sign” of the growing UK/ Guyana relationship.
Guyana President Ali said this move would cause more significant trade and business relations. He said this agreement was reached following discussions between former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and King Charles.
“Today, I’m more than happy that Guyanese can travel with greater ease to the UK. Nevertheless, I need to say to all Guyanese that with these waivers come a crucial responsibility to all of us,’ Ali said.
Guyana is UK’s largest trading partner within the Caribbean; trade between the 2 nations in 2021 amounted to 516 million kilos and accounted for 21.6 percent of all of the UK’s trade with the Caribbean.