BASSETERRE, St. Kitts- REGIONAL airline LIAT has been forced to cancel several of its flights for the next two weeks after four islands in the region have begun closing their borders due to the Coronavirus.
The airline advised its customers that due to travel restrictions imposed by several countries that changes have been made to the LIAT schedule.
The changes took effect from yesterday, March 17 through to March 23.
Among the flights affected are:
LI 392 from Ogle, Guyana to Barbados
LI 393 from Barbados to Ogle, Guyana
LI 397 from Antigua to Trinidad
LI 397 from Trinidad to Ogle, Guyana
LI 398 from Ogle, Guyana to Trinidad
LI 398 from Trinidad to Antigua
LI 521 from Barbados to Ogle, Guyana
LI 512 from Ogle, Guyana to Barbados
LI 523 from Grenada to Trinidad
LI 727 from Grenada to Trinidad
LI 726 from Trinidad to St. Vincent
LI 308 from Trinidad to St. Vincent
Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana have both had their borders closed because of the presence of the Coronvirus, with the latter recording one death.
According to the regional airlines, the changes will take effect from today, March 18.
Entry into Port of Spain is restricted for the next 14 days with the exception of nationals, while in Georgetown, travel restrictions take effect from midnight tonight, March 18th, 2020.
According to LIAT, the Georgetown Flight Information Region shall be closed to all international arrivals for a period of fourteen (14) days at both the Cheddi Jagan International and Eugene F. Correia International Airport.
“LIAT will suspend all flights into and out of Eugene F. Correia International Airport, Guyana from 19th March – 1st April.”
Meanwhile, travel to the French territories Martiniwue and Guadeloupe will be suspended from 19th March – 3rd April.