May 19. The Latin American and Caribbean aviation industry called on the local governments to lift all the remaining travel-related COVID-19 restrictions on Thursday. According to the industry, many of these restrictions are no longer required, and removing them should quicken the recovery from the crisis. Let’s investigate further.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), the Airports Council International Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC), and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) have issued a joint statement calling for all remaining travel-related COVID-19 restrictions currently in place across Latin American and the Caribbean to be lifted.
These include testing requirements, proof of vaccination, Passenger Locator Forms (PLF), and evidence of COVID-19 insurance, as well as dropping mask-wearing for travel within or between countries where these are no longer required in other indoor environments.
Many countries in the region have already lifted domestic COVID-19 restrictions, such as health credentials or the use of masks in public spaces. As these countries open up and remove restrictions, it is only logical to remove similar restrictions from air transport, the industry stated.
Source: Simple Flying