Tortola, VI - Member of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) opposition, Hon
Julian Fraser RA (R3), has called for the visa requirement imposed on citizens of Guyana to be revisited.
Guyanese citizens must obtain a visa before traveling to the BVI, but holders of a US Visa are granted entry for a period of 6 months.
Speaking at a candlelight vigil for 19 children who died in a fire in Guyana, Hon.
Fraser stated that the criteria used for the review of the visa requirement several years ago should be reconsidered.
He left it to the authorities of the BVI to take up the matter with them.
It is worth noting that the UK lifted the visa requirement for Guyanese seeking to visit the UK for a maximum of 6 months in November 2022.
The British High Commissioner to Guyana, Jane Miller, described the move as a "real sign" of the growing UK-Guyana relationship.
As of November 9, 2022, Guyanese citizens had visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 88 countries and territories, ranking their passport 62nd in terms of travel freedom, according to the Henley Passport Index.