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El Salvador Airport with new biosecurity protocol

The authorities reiterated the importance of continuing security measures to return to normality in the country and therefore the need for a protocol that limits the transmission of covid-19.


The president of the Autonomous Port Executive Commission (CEPA), Federico Anliker, presented the biosecurity measures that will be adopted at the “San Óscar Arnulfo Romero” International Airport, when it begins its operations within the framework of its gradual reopening.


The Salvadoran air sky will be open on September 4, but for international flights in transit, that is, passengers going to other destinations.


As part of the protocol, the mandatory use of a mask is established for all those entering the airport, maintaining a physical distance of 2 meters and as a temporary measure, waiting rooms will be reduced to 50% of their capacity.


The document presented by the CEPA authorities was prepared under the recommendations of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Ministry of Health (MINSAL).


The protocol measures will be applied in the passenger terminal, cargo terminal, administrative offices and points of entry.


On March 17, the Government ordered the closure of the International Airport for a period of 15 days to contain the advance of the covid-19 pandemic that was already threatening to enter the country; however, due to the spread around the world, the air terminal was closed indefinitely.


Despite being closed in the middle of the pandemic, the airport was active to allow the entry of medical supplies and food imports to the country to contribute to the constant flow of goods.


The document containing the protocol was delivered to the airlines and operators at the airport.