Cuba in Guyana

Tribute paid in Guyana to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz

Georgetown, November 25, 2020. Four years after the physical departure of the Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz, officials, health workers, and collaborators of the Cuban State Mission in Guyana paid tribute of remembrance to who undoubtedly continues to be present in each revolutionary.

Counselor Ana Violeta Castañeda recalled Fidel's revolutionary work and referred to the need to study his thoughts and, above all, to practice his teachings on a daily basis.

Until further notice, Cuban travelers are exempted from consular procedures for the extension of their stay abroad.

Informative note

As we have already reported, Cuban citizens who are abroad and had approved extensions of stay or had the 24-month term expiring as of March 19, 2020, may stay abroad until October 12, 2021, preserving their resident status in the national territory.

The Minister of Transportation announced on October 16, 2020, the start of air operations at all international airports in Cuba, except at “José Martí” International Airport, in Havana, which implies that there are still limitations on flights that hinder the return of Cuban citizens residing in the country.

Minrex announces new measures related to Cubans abroad, foreigners residing in Cuba and international travelers

October 10th, 2020, Cuban and foreign citizens with permanent residence in the national territory may remain abroad until October 2021 without losing their status as residents.


As part of the new Plan to Cope with COVID-19 recently announced by the government, new measures have been adopted related to Cubans abroad, foreign permanent residents in Cuba and international travelers, which will come into effect from October 12, Mirex reported.

Tribute in Guyana to the Martyrs of Barbados

Georgetown. October 6th, 2020.  This morning of October 6th, at the headquarters of the Cuban Embassy of this capital, it was held an event to pay tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack against flight CU-455 of Cubana Aviación, which is completed today 44 years. The event was presided by Ambassador Narciso Reinaldo Amador Socorro and officials from the Cuban diplomatic mission and a representation of the Medical Collaboration Brigade that provides services in the Guyanese sister nation.

The Ambassador and the Chief of the Medical Brigade, Dr. Grechel Chaveco, laid a wreath by the plaque that perpetuates the memory of the fallen in that horrendous act of terrorism that claimed the lives of the seventy-three people who were there on board: 57 Cubans, 11 Guyanese, including 6 young people who were going to Cuba to study medicine and engineering and 5 Korean citizens.