Colombia approves resumption of international air connections
Request was sent to the Ministry of Health
In the last few hours Colombia officially authorized resumption of international flights, with a gradual reactivation starting from next September 1st. Mnistry of Health of the South American country gave its green light through a letter sent directly to Juan Carlos Salazar, director of the Aeronautica Civil. Salazar himself had turned to the government to clamor for the reopening of international routes after a five-month blockade due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Local media stressed that agreements with other countries are not necessary to agree on connections; the aim is to guarantee flights in compliance with anti-covid regulations.
Standards to be followed are those of the international health regulations in force since 2007, in addition to the bio-security protocols that Colombia has defined in recent months. To convince the government it was necessary to demonstrate how as many as 21 of the 26 States connected by air transport have significantly lower infections than those recorded in Bogotà. In recent days, among other things, there has been talk of Avianca, the Colombian national airline, due to the corruption allegations of German Efromovich, the majority shareholder of the carrier and involved in an investigation carried out in Brazil.
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