Translation: IATA Urge Certeza para Garantizar la Reapertura del Transporte Aéreo en El Salvador (pdf)
Miami - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is requesting the Salvadoran government to clarify and formalize the COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing requirements so that the aviation industry can resume operations in the country as planned on 19 September 2020.
The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice ruled to suspend the need for a negative PCR test as a requirement for entry into the country for Salvadorans and permanent residents. Meanwhile, the Executive Branch of government has indicated - through social media and during industry meetings - that airlines must require all passengers to provide evidence of a negative test for travel to El Salvador.
The industry stands ready to contribute to the socio-economic rebuilding of El Salvador. We therefore request that the government defines the conditions under which the airlines can resume service to the country, providing peace of mind and certainty to thousands of Salvadorans and foreign residents who wish to return to the country.
For more information, please contact:
Corporate Communications – Latin America & Caribbean
Tel: +1 - 438 - 258 3155 or +1 – 514 – 240 4746
Notes for Editors:
- IATA (International Air Transport Association) represents some 290 airlines comprising 82% of global air traffic.
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- Value of Aviation on Salvadorian Economy Report (pdf)