CGTN America
CGTN America 1 Sep 2020

Colombia approves domestic flights after months of shutdown


Colombia suspended national and international flights at the end of March, in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus. On Sept 1, the country approved a select number of national flights.

One of the airports to resume operations is International El Dorado Airport in Colombia's capital.

El Dorado Airport gave CGTN a first look at biosafety protocols in place at the airport - regular temperature checks, cleaning crews, and new check-in equipment to help reduce wait times.

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