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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Spanish / Latin America / UN –

Source: Republic of Colombia

The Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Transport and Migration Colombia continue to work in an articulated manner in the management of humanitarian flights, which allow the return to the country of those Colombians who due to the emergency generated by COVID-19 have not been able to return.

This is how, to date and in more than 130 flights of this type, more than 18,500 compatriots have returned to the national territory, and it is expected that at least 1,000 more will do so in the next week. of the next few weeks they will come from countries such as: Brazil, Spain, Australia, Peru, Chile, United States, Mexico, among others.

The order of arrival of these flights, in accordance with the agreement with the National Government, will be as follows:

⁃ July 2: Spain ⁃ July 2: United States de July 3: Peru de July 3: Miami julio July 4: Washington julio July 4: United States julio July 5: Peru julio July 5: Brazil ⁃ July 6: Guatemala julio July 6: Australia de July 7: New York julio July 7: United States julio July 8: Peru julio July 8: Atlanta julio July 9: Chile julio July 9: Spain⁃ July 10th: Chile⁃ July 10th: Miami⁃ July 11th: Argentina ⁃ July 11th: Orlando⁃ July 12th: Panama⁃ July 13th: United States⁃ July 14th: United States⁃ 15 July: Mexico

The Chancellor Claudia Blum recalled that according to the established protocol, this type of flights are operated by commercial airlines and that the cost of the transfer ticket is assumed by each of the travelers, who, previously, must have registered in the Consular Register .

For her part, the Minister of Transportation, Angela María Orozco, pointed out that the operation of these flights, which have been carried out in an exceptional way in Colombia, apply strict protocols and biosecurity measures in all air terminals, as a strategic activity that guarantees the supply chain at this time of emergency.

Similarly, Juan Francisco Espinosa, Director of Colombia Migration, stressed that prior to entering the country, the group of Colombians must fill out the ‘Preventive Control Against Coronavirus’ form, through the website of Colombia Migration and a Once they disembark in Colombia, they will be assessed by the health authorities three times prior to the immigration control process.

Likewise, all compatriots who will arrive in the coming days must comply with the mandatory isolation measure, under penalty of the imposition of administrative and criminal sanctions for non-compliance.

The National Government continues to work to help all Colombians who are inside or outside the national territory.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.

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