Colombia prohibits international flights for 30 days
The measure will be taken due to the failure of some travelers to comply with the isolation order imposed by the Government
Next Monday, March 23, the prohibition of international passenger flights will be established in Colombian territory. The measure was taken after the president, Iván Duque, declared non-compliance with the regulations adopted in the midst of the global crisis due to the virus that has already exceeded 100 cases in the country. So far none have been lethal.
Duque assured: “It is painful, but we do it so that we have greater controls in our society (…) There are people who have come to the country and should have submitted to that isolation plan but have have tried to avoid it.”
In addition the Head of State said that “the country authorities cannot stay behind people to see they are protecting their health and that of their loved ones.”
Given the closure of land, sea and river borders, air ways were the only access for Colombians and foreign residents without this entry. Thus the nation remains in temporary isolation for a maximum of 14 days, as indicated by state authorities.
In addition to the restriction, Duque presented a package of economic measures that exceed 15,000 million dollars, including credits, subsidies to the poorest and resources to the health system.