The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) said it welcomed the decision to allow Guyanese to travel visa-free to the United Kingdom (UK).
The GGCI statement came moments after UK High Commissioner to Guyana, Jane Miller, announced that come November 9, 2022, Guyanese with a valid passport can enter the UK for up to six months.
According to GGCI, since 2019, it has made formal representation to the government of the UK to remove its requirement for Guyananese nationals.
“Since the onset of his time at the Chamber, GCCI’s President, Mr. Timothy Tucker, has lobbied consistently for the removal of Visa restrictions, and today the Chamber is proud to see this initiative come to fruition,” a statement said.
The Chamber said it is more confident that visa-free travel will foster deepened economic relations and promote private-sector development for both countries.
“The GCCI continues to be a national partner in economic growth by way of private sector development,” the statement concluded.