Ricardo Caccaron, director of the Office of Immigration and Foreign Affairs of El Salvador, said on Monday that El Salvador imposes a fine for a positive Covid-1
The flight departed from Houston to San Salvador on Thursday.
Cucalon said in an interview with local media on Monday that Spirit was fined about $6,000.
“I call on airlines to solve the problem. A fine of US$6,000 does not solve the problem. The problem is the risk faced by countless people.” Cucaron said.
Approximately 58 passengers on the same flight and the Ministry of Health of the country have been notified-because they have to decide the best way to contain the potential spread of the virus.
what happened: On Thursday, Honduran citizens were allowed to take a flight from Houston, Texas to San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador. Immigration officials found on the flight that the passenger was allowed to travel with a positive PCR test result for Covid-19.
Spirit Airlines told CNN on Saturday that it is investigating how passengers can board the plane “despite inspection” and will take appropriate measures. The airline confirms that they have established an agreement to meet the requirements of each country/region where they travel.
El Salvador requires all passengers traveling to the country to provide a negative PCR test within 72 hours before departure.
The country resumed international flights in September after being closed for six months due to the coronavirus pandemic.