URGENT! Guyana warning
The US State Department is warning all Americans in Guyana not to return to the United States via Caribbean Airlines due to what it describes as “unconfirmed threat information” and is urging all US citizens to avoid using that airline for the next three days:
“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.”
You can see the entire State Department notice here.
While the State Department itself notes that the information is unconfirmed, it apparently considered it credible enough to take this extraordinary step in Guyana, a country with no real history of terrorist violence.
According to multiple reports in Caribbean news media, the airport in the Guyana capital city of Georgetown has stepped up security in light of the threat, but that all flight of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Airlines are operating as scheduled.
More information on IBIT as it becomes available.