Colombia Reopens Int’l Flights Amid COVID-19

BOGOTA, Sept 20 (NNN-PRENSA LATINA) – Colombian President, Ivan Duque, announced the reopening of international flights yesterday, after five months of closure, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first post-closure Viva Air Colombia flight to Miami departed the Rafael Nunez International Airport in Cartagena yesterday, and before the flight, Duque, along with several other officials inspected the air terminal’s biosecurity protocols.

During the last five months, the airport served to carry out more than 90 humanitarian operations, repatriating around 3,000 people.

The Office of the President said, in order to enter Colombia after Sept 30, it will be mandatory to submit a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 96 hours before the flight.

Visitors must also fill out the “CheckMig” registry, available on the Colombian immigration department’s website, arrive at the airport three hours ahead of the flight, and wear a face mask inside the airport, as well as, on the plane.

Starting Sept 21 (tomorrow), international flights to other cities in Colombia will be formally reopened.– NNN-PRENSA LATINA