While dealing with the wildly spread virus across the globe, Central American destinations, some are led by Pure Central America have released a reopening schedule and anti-COVID-19 protocols for airports and airlines that are now serving in Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Belize.
This Company has said that the Panama International Airport has just begun its “controlled operations” for international flights and is likely to open for commercial flights on Oct. 12.
Costa Rica started its process of reopening its destinations to residents of New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and Connecticut on Sept. 1. Some airlines have resumed their business like Iberia and Lufthansa and Air Canada is set to continue flights Sept. 12 and Air France on Oct. 14.
To effect the epidemiological examination, travelers must also present themselves with proof of a negative COVID test that was taken 48 hours before their departure.
In addition to that, Pure Central America mentioned that travelers are required to have travel insurance coverage as “medical care or an unexpected extended hotel stay,” and should be wearing masks or face shields indoors.
The next scheduled destination will be Nicaragua to open its international airport on Sept. 4.
However, Avianca postponed its service to the destination until Sept. 19, Spirit Airlines through September, Aeromexico and, Copa Airlines through Oct. 1, United Airlines until Oct. 5, American Airlines until Oct. 7, and Delta Air Lines indefinitely.
Also like Costa Rica, travelers must provide proof of a negative COVID test, but with results received within the 72 hours before the departure.
International airports of Honduras are now open for international flights. Spirit Airlines has continued its business from Houston and Fort Lauderdale.
This time visitors must complete an online form before the departure and have proof of a negative COVID test, with results that were received within 72 hours. In indoor eras, tourists are required to wear facemasks or face-shields.
El Salvador’s scheduled to reopen its international airport is on Sept. 19 and travelers are asked to wear facemasks or shields while they are indoors.
On Sept. 18, Guatemala is going to reopen its international airport and a health center is being created at the airport to take care of incoming visitors, wearing facemasks and shields in indoor settings are essential.
Finally, Belize will start again on Oct. 1 and will open its borders by then. Tourists are supposed to complete a health form on the Health App and provide results of COVID negative tests taken 72 hours before the departure.