To accomplish the resumption of commercial passenger flights in Ecuador, the National Emergency Operations Committee (COE), issued on June 1 the Protocol to enter the country by air, mandatory preventive isolation stay and leave during the span of the state of emergency. Below are the general provisions of the protocol:

The National Emergency Committee (COE) ordered the resumption of commercial passenger flights as of June 1.

Flight reestablishment will be gradual and will depend on factors such as demand, airline ability to reactivate their fleets and conditions at destination airports.

  • Quiport installed 10 testing stations so that health personnel can take samples comfortably, efficiently and safely.
  • The Government, Municipality of Quito and concessionaire organize the requirements for controls and sanitary measures from the beginning of the pandemic. 

The operations of commercial passenger flights applying strict sanitary security protocols. During the first week of June, the operation of some 23 departures and arrivals national and international flights is expected.

  • Authorities were satisfied with the airport plans to resume commercial passenger flights.
  • Protocols contemplate measures of social distancing, disinfection, use of personal protective equipment, screens to avoid interpersonal contact,
  • thermometers, footbaths, among others.
  • Airlines are also ready with sanitary security procedures in boarding processes and inside aircraft.

  • The British examiner SKYTRAX, dedicated to the quality analysis and comparison of different airlines and airports around the world, awarded the coveted 5-star rating to the Quito International Airport, in Ecuador.