El Salvador has imposed a fantastic on Spirit Airways for boarding a passenger with a optimistic Covid-19 PCR take a look at end result, the nation’s director-general for the Workplace of Migration and Overseas Affairs, Ricardo Cucalon, mentioned on Monday.
The flight was from Houston to San Salvador on Thursday.
Spirit has been fined roughly $6,000, Cucalon mentioned, chatting with native media on Monday.
“I name on the airline to unravel the difficulty. A fantastic of $6,000 doesn’t clear up it. The problem is the danger to which numerous folks had been uncovered to,” Cucalon mentioned.
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 one of the simplest ways to comprise 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 optimistic PCR take a look at end result for Covid-19.
Spirit Airways instructed CNN on Saturday that it’s investigating how the passenger was capable of 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 satisfy the necessities demanded by every nation to which they journey.
El Salvador requires all passengers touring to the nation to supply a adverse PCR take a look at carried out inside 72 hours earlier than touring.
The nation resumed worldwide flights in September after closing them for six months because of the coronavirus pandemic.