Given the mobility contingency derived from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bolivarian Government, in coordination with the authorities of the Cuban Government and the state airline Conviasa, facilitated on Tuesday the return of 100 Venezuelans who were in the Caribbean country, in the framework of the Plan Vuelta a la Patria.
Upon arrival at the Maiquetía International Airport, the compatriots were received by medical and health personnel, and all prevention protocols were followed to prevent the spread of the virus in the country.
Likewise, they complied with all the requirements under the biosafety and medical protection measures required by the WHO and the Presidential Commission to Combat COVID-19 in Venezuela, for which PCR tests were carried out to detect the coronavirus, and the usual procedures for international transfers by air.
Humanitarian flights underway
The initiative, part of the special operations of the Plan Vuelta a la Patria announced by President Nicolás Maduro, also responds to the demand of a significant number of nationals who requested to return to their country of origin, amid the contingency measures decreed to combat the spread of COVID-19, and thanks to the joint work between the Bolivarian Government agencies.
It should be noted that in addition to organizing repatriation flights, the Venezuelan air consortium has guaranteed in recent months the transfer of health personnel and medical supplies intended to contain the pandemic.