Avianca Peru, the Peruvian subsidiary of South America’s 2nd biggest airline, Avianca, has been liquidated. Avianca filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the USA on the 10th of May and the subsidiary officially ceased operations on the same day. At the end of 2019, the airline had an accumulated debt of $7.3 billion.
We do not hear a lot about what’s going on with South America’s airlines, but according to IATA, all countries have closed their borders to foreigners apart from Brazil and Chile. In Brazil, if you are a non-national family member of a Brazilian national, you are allowed to enter the country. People who have a Brazilian husband/wife have to possess a Brazilian marriage certificate and if they don’t, the certificate will have to be apostilled (a way of certifying foreign documents) by a consulate. In Chile, you will be quarantined for 14 days upon your arrival in the country. But interestingly, there are absolutely NO regulations in Mexico. You can come in and go out freely.
I have to admit that travelling to South America does not seem to be very easy in these difficult times. Remember the famous Liverpool FC phrase: You’ll never walk alone! 16th of May 2020.