Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora
The Panamanian Copa Airlines announced that it will restart regular flights to Venezuela from 24 of November, after almost eight months of keeping them suspended due to travel restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic.
“… The Airline has been authorized by the National Institute of Civil Aeronautics (INAC) to operate in Venezuela from 24 November 2020 connecting Caracas with more than 20 countries of the American continent ", the company reported in a statement.
Copa Airlines said that the decision comes after the inclusion of Panama as an authorized destination, to carry out commercial air operations from and to Venezuela.
In principle, it will operate three weekly flights that will connect Caracas with the Tocumen International Airport, the main air terminal in Panama.
The Executive Chairman of the airline, Pedro Heilbron said that with the restart of regular flights they hope that more stranded people will be able to return to their homes>
Heilbron assured that in the current circumstances they are working with the governments of the region to expand the number of destinations covered amid new health measures that seek to curb coronavirus infections..
Passengers must comply with the biosecurity requirements established by the company, and the Venezuelan authorities, including the Negative PCR test for coronavirus with a validity of no more than 48 hours.
While, Venezuelan authorities also maintain quarantine only for repatriation or humanitarian flights, in accommodation designated by the authority at the cost of the passenger, until you receive the PCR test results in a maximum of five days, according to the Copa Airlines statement.