Sunday, February 09, 2014

United States Embassy warns Americans against traveling on Caribbean Airlines

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Sunday February 9, 2014, CMC – The state-owned Caribbean Airlines (CAL) Sunday said it would “work closely” with all authorities after the United States Embassy in Guyana warned Americans against traveling on the airline because of “unconfirmed threat information” relating to its flights destined for the United States.

"Caribbean Airlines would like to advise the traveling public that we are working closely with all authorities to ensure that security protocols are followed,’ CAL head of Corporate Communications, Clint Williams, said in a brief statement.

“All Caribbean Airlines flights will operate as scheduled and we thank the traveling public for their understanding for any inconvenience at this time and special security measure will be put in place at this period,” he added.

The United States Embassy in Guyana in a statement posted on its website Sunday said that the threats were for flights “departing on Monday, February 10, 2014.

“Out of an abundance of caution, the Embassy advises all U.S. Citizens in Guyana traveling on Caribbean Airlines (CAL) to the United States from Monday, February 10 through Wednesday, February 12, 2014, to make alternate travel arrangements.

“We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Guyana enroll in the Department of States Smart Trabeler Enrollment Programme (STEP). STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. Embassy to contact you in an emergency. If you don't have Internet access, enroll directly with the U.S. Embassy.”

The Embassy gave no details of the “unconfirmed threats information” but said it was urging Americans to regularly monitor the State Department's website, “where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution”.

It urged them to read the “Country Specific Information for Guyana”.

Source: http://www.caribbean360.com


Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Guyana  

The Embassy has received unconfirmed threat information relating to Caribbean Airlines flights destined for the United States departing on Monday, February 10, 2014.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Embassy advises all U.S. Citizens in Guyana traveling on Caribbean Airlines (CAL) to the United States from Monday, February 10 through Wednesday, February 12, 2014, to make alternate travel arrangements.

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Guyana enroll in the Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. Embassy to contact you in an emergency. If you don't have Internet access, enroll directly with the U.S. Embassy.

Regularly monitor the State Department's website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Guyana. For additional information, refer to "A Safe Trip Abroad" on the State Department's website. 

Contact the U.S. Embassy for up-to-date information on travel restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free from within the United States and Canada, or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and download our free Smart Traveler iPhone App to have travel information at your fingertips.

The U.S. Embassy in Georgetown is located at 100 Duke & Young Streets, Kingston, Georgetown. During regular business hours you may call (592) 225-4900/9 Ext. 4222. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the U.S. Embassy is (592) 623-1992.

http://georgetown.usembassy.gov/sm2914.html

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