A plane that arrived in Lima on Monday morning from Santiago, Chile, became the first international commercial flight to arrive in Peru, after almost seven months of a border closure decreed to prevent the spread of covid-19.
The plane of the Chilean low cost airline Sky with 55 passengers broke the cellophane in the international airport Jorge Chavez in Lima, in the middle of sanitary and security measures by the Peruvian authorities.
During its approach to the passenger terminal, the aircraft was bathed with the traditional aviation water arch, in which two aeronautical firemen’s motor pumps bathe the plane with a jet of water, to symbolize the reopening of the airport.
“We have checked the entry and route of the passengers, with all the control we have to carry out, to ensure that this opening of flights does not mean a risk of contagion,” said President Martin Vizcarra, from the terminal.
Passengers will only be able to fly to Peru with a negative molecular test with less than 72 hours of validity. In the first flight of Sky, informed Vizcarra, 40 passengers stayed in Santiago for not having the referred test.
The sanitary security protocol includes that after descending from the plane the travelers are supervised with a thermographic camera (which detects the temperature), to later make the migratory controls fulfilling the sanitary measures, including the distance.