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Peru's Transport Min: International flights to resume on Oct 1

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Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport. Photo: ANDINA/Jhonel Rodríguez Robles

16:50 | Lima, Sep. 2.

Peruvian Transport and Communications Minister Carlos Estremadoyro on Wednesday reported that international flights will resume on October 1.

Within this framework, the conditions are being discussed to establish those under which the service should resume to prevent passengers —who are infected with COVID-19— from entering Peruvian territory.

The Cabinet member noted that there is already consensus by stating that travelers —who come to Peru— will each have to bring a molecular test certificate to ensure that they are free of COVID-19. Yet the period of validity for any certificate is being debated now.

The high-ranking official argued that the Ministries of Foreign Trade-Tourism and Foreign Affairs participate in defining these issues.

Furthermore, he reported that the measures to be taken in response to countries —which do not want to receive Peruvian citizens or do so under conditions other than those established in Peru— are being addressed.

First destinations

Minister Estremadoyro said that the first destinations could be cities in the United States, Mexico, Spain, Chile and Brazil, which have already opened their borders.

He also indicated that a limited number of flights will be authorized to take off due to the demand and the health emergency.

Lastly, the Ministry head reported that his portfolio is already working on health protocols for international flights and —once they are defined— the airlines will have a period of time to adapt to them.

The measure is part of the Economic Reactivation's Phase 4.


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Published: 9/2/2020
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