El Salvador has imposed a fine on Spirit Airlines for boarding a passenger with a positive Covid-1
The flight was from Houston to San Salvador on Thursday.
Spirit has been fined about $ 6,000, Cucalon said, speaking to local media on Monday.
“I urge the airline to resolve the issue. A fine of $ 6,000 does not solve it. The question is the risk that countless people were exposed to, ”Cucalon said.
About 58 passengers traveling on the same flight have been notified as well as the country’s Ministry of Health – as it is up to them to decide the best way to limit the potential spread of the virus.
What happened: On Thursday, a Honduran citizen was allowed to board a flight from Houston, Texas to San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, where migration officials discovered that the passenger was allowed to travel with a positive PCR test result for Covid-19.
Spirit Airlines told CNN on Saturday that it is investigating how the passenger was able to board the plane “despite undergoing inspection” and that it will take appropriate action. The airline confirmed that they have protocols to meet the requirements required of each country they travel to.
El Salvador requires all passengers traveling to the country to submit a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours prior to travel.
The country resumed international flights in September after shutting them down for six months due to the coronavirus pandemic.