Mexico: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on Business Aviation

Mexico April 30, 2020 Latest updates: Our ground handling offices, as well as our FBO in Toluca, remain open to support missions and are following best practices for safe handling of flights during this COVID-19 pandemic. Announced new restrictions on April 3, bringing the country closer to lockdown. Mexican Tourism and Health officials instructed hotels to cancel new and existing reservations and close for non-essential business. As a reminder, the U.S. government does not pay for lodging or other expenses incurred due to travel disruptions abroad. International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico. U.S. citizens who wish to return […] The post Mexico: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on Business Aviation appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.

Mexico: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on Business Aviation

Mexico

April 30, 2020

Latest updates:

  • Our ground handling offices, as well as our FBO in Toluca, remain open to support missions and are following best practices for safe handling of flights during this COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Announced new restrictions on April 3, bringing the country closer to lockdown.
  • Mexican Tourism and Health officials instructed hotels to cancel new and existing reservations and close for non-essential business. As a reminder, the U.S. government does not pay for lodging or other expenses incurred due to travel disruptions abroad.
  • International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Mexico at this time.

General Restrictions: No current restrictions or bans for crew/pax other than people who have tested positive for COVID-19

Passenger Restrictions: Passengers must fill out Identification of Risk Factors in Travelers questionnaire and submit to temperature screening at the airport. Anyone suspected of having COVID-19 will be send to further screening with a medical professional.

Crew: Crew must fill out Identification of Risk Factors in Travelers questionnaire and submit to temperature screening at the airport. Anyone suspected of having COVID-19 will be send to further screening with a medical professional.

ICAO Specific Information:

  • MMTP  – A2396/20 AIRPORT HOURS OF SERVICE CHANGED FOR CONTINGENCY CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19). 1200/0200 DLY, 29 APR 2:00 2020 UNTIL 31 MAY 02:00 2020. CREATED: 28 APR 19:20 2020
  • MMSL – Vacation Flights and non-essential operations are allowed. Please refer to your Universal Team for additional destination specifics.

Health screens:

  • All crew and pax will be subject to temperature reads with an infrared thermometer to the forehead.
  • We expect minimal delays if all forms are completed and everyone is in normal health.
  • If anyone is detected with any symptoms or elevated body temperature, the Dept of Health will take the necessary measure to prevent any further spread.

Quarantine Information:

  • There are no mandatory quarantine policies currently in effect in Mexico for confirmed or suspected cases. However, under current guidelines, travelers that return from a country with local transmission of COVID-19 who develop symptoms of respiratory illness should seek immediate medical attention and indicate their travel history.

Circular:

  • (CO SA-09.1/13 R1 [PDF}

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