(CMR) The United Kingdom has lifted the visa requirement for Guyanese to visit the country for up to 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 am delighted to inform you that those with a valid Guyanese passport can visit the UK visa-free,” she said.
Miller explained that this visa lift only applies to Guyanese travelers seeking to visit the UK for up to 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 am very pleased that Guyanese can travel with greater ease to the UK. However, I want to say to all Guyanese that with these waivers come an important responsibility to all of us,’ Ali said.
Guyana is UK’s largest trading partner in the Caribbean; trade between the two nations in 2021 amounted to 516 million pounds and accounted for 21.6 percent of all the UK’s trade with the Caribbean.