Venezuela authorizes air routes with Spain after almost two years of suspension

Caracas, Jan 24 (EFE) .- The National Institute of Civil Aeronautics (INAC) of Venezuela authorized this Monday the air routes with Spain that had been suspended since March 12, 2020 due to covid-19, although, at that time, The authorities of the Caribbean country have given the green light to flights between the two countries with a humanitarian or special nature. Spain thus joins the list of countries with flights authorized by Venezuela and which also includes Turkey, Mexico, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Russia and Cuba, the latter also added today, according to an INAC statement. “Exceptionally, only commercial air operations are authorized for the transfer of passengers between the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the countries of Turkey, Mexico, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Russia, Cuba and Spain,” reads the INAC statement. . On March 12, 2020, the Venezuelan government suspended all flights from Europe and Colombia, initially for a month, “to add to the preventive processes at the international level” and try to stop the arrival of covid-19 in the country. Caribbean, a measure that was extended a few days later to the rest of the connections. In November of that same year, the INAC announced the opening of the first routes to Panama, Turkey, the Dominican Republic, Iran and Mexico, to which Bolivia and Russia were later added, a list from which the country subsequently fell. Persian. In its statement today, the INAC detailed that, “in compliance with the Executive’s guidelines” and “in order to guarantee the health of citizens”, the restrictions continue to “mitigate the effects caused by the pandemic”.

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