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Peru to reopen int'l flights on Oct. 5

26 Sep 2020, 09:44 GMT+10

LIMA, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra announced on Friday that international flights will resume on Oct. 5.

The approval of this measure occurred within the implementation of Phase 4 of the country's economic reactivation, Vizcarra said after a meeting with his Council of Ministers.

The president said the first international flights would be between Peru and certain countries in the region that "are safe from a health point of view."

Vizcarra said all international travel will be governed by strict health protocols, adding that if travelers wish to enter the country, "it will be required, among other things, that they have a negative COVID-19 test with a maximum validity of 48 hours."

The Peruvian government also stated that, in October, travel agencies and tour operators will be allowed to reopen services for authorized sites.

According to the Ministry of Health, Peru has registered 794,584 cases and 32,037 deaths from COVID-19 as of Friday.

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