On Saturday, Managua received its first commercial flight after six months of suspension of commercial air traffic. The first airline to resume regular commercial operations in Nicaragua is Avianca. Other airlines have tentatively scheduled to resume operations in October; unfortunately, they face government demands that are considered by local business associations “impossible to fulfill” in terms of health security.
One of the requirements that the authorities demand is that 72 hours prior to each flight, the airline presents a list of passengers which includes a copy of their travel documents and recent coronavirus negative test results. The flight crew is also required to present recent negative test results.