Authorities in Argentina have restricted all commercial flights into the country until September 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The announcement was made in an official notice published by the National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC).
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“The commercial air passenger transport services within the national territory were suspended while the ‘social, preventive and compulsory isolation’ measure remains in force,” the notice explains.
“The unprecedented situation caused by the new Coronavirus COVID 19 does not allow certainties regarding the termination of the preventive and compulsory social isolation measure, which threatens the commercial air transport of passengers.”
Regular commercial flight operations are set to resume and can be rescheduled for September 1, 2020, permitting that the preventative restrictions currently in place are appropriately lifted, and the “emergency generated by the new Coronavirus COVID 19” is gone.
“It is established that the Airlines that operate passenger air transport services from, to or within the national territory may reschedule their regular operations or request authorizations for non-regular operations as of September 1, 2020,” the notice states.
The commercialization of tickets for air travel will also commence on September 1.
Argentina has taken an aggressive stance on its coronavirus prevention efforts and closed its borders and initially entered a countrywide lockdown on March 20, which was later extended to last until May 10.
The country has implemented a variety of stringent social, preventive, and compulsory isolation measures to hinder the further spread of the coronavirus.
According to Johns Hopkins University, as of April 28, Argentina currently has 4,003 confirmed known cases of coronavirus with 197 deaths.