Guyana Public Announcement
Issued by U.S. State Department
Apr 12, 2001
Following Guyana's national election in March 2001, a number of violent clashes have taken place between law enforcement officials and demonstrators. These confrontations, as well as random acts of violence, have occurred both in and outside of Georgetown. Demonstrators have blocked main thoroughfares, damaging vehicles and injuring passengers on several occasions. It is possible that further disruptions may occur. While these events have not targeted American citizens in the past, they have disrupted normal business activities.
American citizens resident in and visiting Guyana during this post-election period should exercise due caution, avoid all demonstrations or disturbances, and monitor news broadcasts closely.
For further information on travel to Guyana, please consult the Department of State's latest Consular Information Sheet for Guyana at http://travel.state.gov or http://www.usembguyana.gov.
This Public Announcement replaces the Public Announcement of January 11, 2001, to update the security situation in Guyana, and will expire on July 11, 2001.