The Guyana government has implemented a policy decision to waive visa requirements for Haitian businesspersons travelling to Guyana and who are in possession of valid United States of America, Canadian or Schengen (visitor) visas, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press release on Friday.
The foreign affairs ministry noted that the Heads of Government of CARICOM at their 31st Meeting held in Montego Bay, Jamaica earlier this month had agreed to put in place arrangements for the waiver of visa requirements for Haitian businesspersons desirous of travelling to other CARICOM member states and who are in possession of the valid visas as required.
At the same CARICOM Heads Meeting in Jamaica from July 4-7, President Bharrat Jagdeo had given the commitment that Guyana would immediately put the arrangement in place.
According to the release, this latest development is another demonstration of the commitment of the Government of Guyana to the rebuilding of Haiti whereby the private sector of Haiti is further facilitated to participate meaningfully and effectively in the rebuilding and development process of that country.
It is also a demonstration of the Guyana Government’s commitment to the regional integration process, the release added.
Guyana had earlier concluded a reciprocal agreement with the Government of Haiti for the abolition of visas for persons holding diplomatic, service and official passports, following another CARICOM Heads of Government decision issued some time ago.