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Latin America tights restrictions concerning COVID-19 variant

Uruguay completely closed its borders and Peru suspended all flights from Europe

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  • Colombia and El Salvador, alongside Chile, were the first ones to cancel flights to and from British territory over the weekend;
  • Uruguay completely closed its borders until January 10.

Latin America tightened restrictions due to a new COVID-19 strain and a surge in infections in the region.

According to Diario Financiero, Peru suspended all flights from Europe, while Ecuador returned to calamity.

The Argentine government announced changes in procedures for the entry of foreign visitors and Argentines who have traveled abroad. From Friday, citizens of bordering nations can no longer enter the country until January 8.

According to Valor Econômico, one of the companies with flights from Brazil to Argentina, Latam Airlines informed that passengers “must consult before the flight the constant updates of the requirements of the country of destination of their trip, observing the rules and restrictions for their boarding”, and that keeps its website up to date with this information for consultation.

Company passengers affected by the Argentine government’s measure can choose to reschedule the flight date, without penalty or fare difference, request a full refund of the ticket or change the origin or destination of their ticket – in this case, they may have to bear the fare difference, reported Valor.

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Colombia and El Salvador, alongside Chile, were the first ones to cancel flights to and from British territory over the weekend, but neighboring and Andean countries are taking and evaluating measures that go beyond passenger traffic from England.

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Uruguay completely closed its borders until January 10.

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