HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 21 (ACN) The Panamanian airline Copa Airlines will fly today from Havana to Panama, in what constitutes one of the few authorized operations at the José Martí International Airport in the Cuban capital.
Although the air terminal has not yet opened its doors, flight number CM0372 was authorized today, which will leave Havana at 15:15 local time, and once in Panama, it will be connected to airports in Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, United States, Mexico, Uruguay, Chile and Canada, according to Nelson Cabrera, sales manager of the airline.
There will also be a second Copa flight with the same number, departure and destination, scheduled for October 29, and which will have connections with terminals in Sao Paulo, Guayaquil, New York, Miami, Mexico City and Santiago de Chile.
Cabrera recalled that tickets are accessible on the airline's digital sites and sales offices, and urged passengers to check the travel requirements before boarding, especially those related to health and biosecurity due to the pandemic of COVID-19.
On October 12, Panama opened its borders to international passengers, who must comply with strict sanitary measures, in addition to the entry requirement consisting of travelers presenting a swab test, PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) or negative antigen with a maximum of 48 hours.
Cuba also opened its borders in October, on the 15th, to commercial flights, although the José Martí International Airport in Havana was exempted from this reopening due to the recent outbreak of the disease in the province, now in phase three of post-pandemic recovery.
During the crisis caused by COVID-19, Havana has received humanitarian and cargo flights, although the date for the reopening of regular air operations has not yet been announced.