Peru's Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) on Sunday reported that it has authorized 380 international humanitarian flights to take 40,490 Peruvian and foreign citizens back to their countries, in the context of the current health emergency due to coronavirus.
The opening of borders —for the arrival and departure of international flights— was authorized as part of the facilities provided by the MTC to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to repatriate Peruvians who were stranded in different countries and return foreign visitors to their places of origin.
In this regard, the MTC authorized the operation of flights from and to Brazil, the United Kingdom, the United States, Argentina, France, Uruguay, Chile, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Asia, Switzerland, and Spain from March 21 to April 30, during the state of emergency period
The humanitarian flights also helped bring people to and from Germany, Poland, Mexico, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Russia and Italy.
Peruvian nationals and foreigners boarded and disembarked at Air Group No. 8
of the Peruvian Air Force (FAP) in Callao, as Jorge Chavez International Airport has been closed —since March 22— to comply with the social isolation measures stipulated by the Executive Branch.