Colombia Set to Restart Some International Flights

By Paul Riegler on 12 September 2020
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Avianca Clase Ejecutiva flight attendants after a flight from New York late last year

Colombia’s government said it would gradually reopen its airports to international flights later this month.

The move as announced by the country’s minister of transport, Angela Maria Orozco.

Some international flights will start as early as on September 21. This follows a six-month period during which all international flights were suspended in order to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

“International flights will restart with a gradual first phase which will be announced shortly,” Orozco said in a statement.  The country’s Health Ministry will prepare health and safety protocols including the requirement for in-bound travelers to take a coronavirus test and present a negative result.

Which flights will restart has yet to be seen as it will depend, Orozco said, on the interest of the airline, airport capacity, and whether the destination country will permit it.

In May, Avianca, the country’s flag carrier and the world’s second-oldest airline, filed for bankruptcy protection from creditors in the Southern District of New York.

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