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US warns of possible CAL threat

The United States is warning of a possible threat on Caribbean Airlines  (CAL) flights from Guyana to the US.

And Americans in Guyana have been urged not to fly on the airline between Monday and Wednesday.

The following is the full statement issued by the embassy:

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 theCountry 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 TraveleriPhone 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.

5 Responses to US warns of possible CAL threat

  1. Sandi Rhodes
    Sandi Rhodes February 10, 2014 at 12:05 am

    wow that is scary!!!!!

  2. Kim Austin
    Kim Austin February 10, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Roy Allicock

  3. Sisi Kitty Greenidge
    Sisi Kitty Greenidge February 10, 2014 at 12:48 am

    oh boy, stay safe people.

  4. Wrigley Don
    Wrigley Don February 10, 2014 at 2:05 am

    Its a rumour that Iranian nationals will be attempting to board via Guyana given the Iranian military fleet that is due to dock in Guyana port for refueling. However if refused by Guyana there is always Trinidad or Barbados.

  5. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce February 10, 2014 at 3:29 am

    For the safety of ALL passengers.


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