As of October 5 Peru is planning to resume international flights with six countries; Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador and Panama, after a six-month suspension of air transport abroad due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Rocío Barrios, explained that the working group is already closing the issue and basically it could be with Chile, Colombia, São Paulo (Brazil), Mexico Ecuador and Panama.
Barrios remarked that these destinations will be confirmed by the Ministries of Transport and Health in the coming days, as the Peruvian president, Martín Vizcarra, announced on Friday when announcing the reactivation of phase 4 of the Peruvian economy.
The Ministry of Transport has been coordinating with the private sector and with airline operators, a survey has been made precisely of information on the demand that would exist and the need for the number of flights to be operated per week, the minister explained.
Barrios specified that the number of destinations will gradually increase, but that trips to Europe will not yet be opened due to the second wave of Covid
-19 infections that some countries are registering on that continent.
The announcement of the resumption of air travel abroad coincides with the decrease in the rate of deaths from the pandemic in the country, as well as in the number of hospitalizations and infections.
On Friday, for the second day in a row, daily deaths fell below 100, after exceeding 32,000 deaths, and death records at the national level are close to returning to normal levels prior to the pandemic.
The confirmed cases are close to reaching 800,000 accumulated infections, which place Peru as the fifth country in the world in number of infected.
In total, there were more than 5,600 new cases in the last 24 hours that raised the number of infected from March to 794,584.
Like the deceased, the number of hospitalized patients continues to decline and the occupied beds were below 8,400 on Friday, far from the over 14,000 that there were just five weeks ago, in mid-August.