Argentina domestic and international flights to resume from October

As per the country’s transport minister, international and domestic commercial services into and out of Argentina may restart from October 1.

The borders of Argentina are locked for all travel. Few airlines have resumed services to Buenos Aires every week since July 2020. Only Argentine nationals are permitted to enter the nation, in any case. It is not advisable to enter as a visitor since the borders have locked until October, 2020.

Domestic and international flights may resume in October, the minister of transport said. Planning a trip and would like to travel from North to South? From Iguazu to El Calafate, for instance. So maybe it is a smart idea to take Cordoba as a layover. There is less risk of Cordoba heading back into total lockdown.

Photo by: Airway1, Jorge Newbery airport, Argentina

Since the government’s announcement to enforce a national lockout intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, the majority of airlines have grounded throughout Argentina from March 20.

Speaking Friday, Transport Minister Mario Meoni stated his department had finished drafting health and safety standards both for travelers and aviation workers and submitted these to the president.

Reuters stated that airlines would grant 30 days to plan for flights to resume, quoting an unnamed government source, although the official emphasized that President Alberto Fernández still had not made the final decision to place airplanes in the sky.

Lobby groups have rising political demand to restart the operations. IATA called this week to reopen airports, saying that “the sector will no longer tolerate any more deferment.”

Consequently, Argentina seems to be Latin America’s primary sector, whereby aviation continues to halt.

Following the implementation of the flight ban, LATAM Airlines Group reported in June that the Argentine subsidiary would halt operations permanently, while the bankrupt parent organization seeks even to get rid of loss-making assets.

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