El Salvador has imposed a effective on Spirit Airways for boarding a passenger with a constructive Covid-19 PCR take a look at consequence, the nation’s director-general for the Workplace of Migration and International Affairs, Ricardo Cucalon, stated on Monday.
The flight was from Houston to San Salvador on Thursday.
Spirit has been fined roughly $6,000, Cucalon stated, talking to native media on Monday.
“I name on the airline to resolve the difficulty. A effective of $6,000 doesn’t resolve it. The difficulty is the danger to which numerous individuals have been uncovered to,” Cucalon stated.
Some 58 passengers who traveled on the identical flight have been notified in addition to the nation’s Well being Ministry — as it’s as much as them to find out the easiest way to include the potential unfold of the virus.
What occurred: On Thursday, a Honduran citizen was allowed to board a flight from Houston, Texas to San Salvador, El Salvador’s capital, the place migration officers found the passenger was allowed to journey with a constructive PCR take a look at consequence for Covid-19.
Spirit Airways instructed CNN on Saturday that it’s investigating how the passenger was in a position to board the aircraft “regardless of going by means of the checks” and that it’s going to take the suitable measures. The airline affirmed that they’ve protocols in place to fulfill the necessities demanded by every nation to which they journey.
El Salvador requires all passengers touring to the nation to supply a destructive PCR take a look at performed inside 72 hours earlier than touring.
The nation resumed worldwide flights in September after closing them for six months because of the coronavirus pandemic.