El Salvador has fined Spirit Airlines for boarding a passenger with a positive Covid-1
The flight was from Houston to San Salvador on Thursday.
Spirit was fined approximately $ 6,000, Kukalon said, speaking to local media on Monday.
“I call on the airline to solve the problem. A $ 6,000 fine does not solve it. The issue is the risk to which countless people have been exposed, “Kukalon said.
About 58 passengers traveling on the same flight have been notified, as has the country’s health ministry – as they must determine 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 authorities found that the passenger was allowed to travel with a positive PCR test for Covid-19.
Spirit Airlines told CNN on Saturday that it was investigating how the passenger managed to board the plane “despite passing inspections” and that he would take appropriate action. The airline confirmed that they have protocols that meet the requirements required by each country to which they travel.
El Salvador requires all passengers traveling to the country to provide a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours before the trip.
The country resumed international flights in September after closing them for six months due to the coronavirus pandemic.