Coronavirus: from Tuesday 17, only Aerolineas Argentinas will repatriate those stranded abroad


Before the temporary suspension of flights connecting Buenos Aires with risky destinations, like the United States, Europe and China, the Alberto Fernández government determined that From Tuesday, March 17, only Aerolineas Argentinas planes will be able to repatriate those stranded abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to what TN.com.ar could know, despite the Decree of Necessity and Urgency (DNU) promoted by Alberto Fernández, having already entered into force, International flights from these affected areas may operate until Monday, March 16 to bring or bring residents to their country of origin.

But reality changes Starting Tuesday, March 17, when only Aerolineas Argentinas planes will be able to repatriate Argentines stranded in other nations. The state-owned company had reduced its flights to Italy, Spain and the United States but has now been authorized to search for compatriots who have not returned before Monday.

The logistics of Airlines flights are being assembled and it is not easy due to the number of queries and demands there are. The decision is, we ask for patience “, assured from the Chancellery to TN.com.ar.

From Tuesday 17, you can only return to the country through Aerolineas Argentinas. Credits: DPA.
From Tuesday 17, you can only return to the country through Aerolineas Argentinas. Credits: DPA.

Given this changing landscape, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommended that Argentines who are outside the country contact the nearest consular post, in which they will receive advice on the steps to follow.

The Ministry of Transport and Chancellery is working against the clock to issue a statement with the steps to follow, although the national authorities They recommend overtaking flights and trying to return to the country during the next week, especially those found in Italy and Spain.