Passengers flying to Montevideo from Madrid on Saturday shared their reaction on getting their hands on a ticket to the Uruguay, as commercial flights resume amid an easing of coronavirus restrictions.
Macarena Terrat, a passenger who was stranded in Spain because of the coronavirus lockdown, said «I already had the ticket, because I bought a round-trip ticket and when I arrived it was when the chaos of the lockdown happened, they told me my return flight in April was cancelled, that it would opened and that they would put me in the next available flight, so it was easy for me, I didn't have to buy it.»
Another passenger, Maria Churi, also commented about being able to get a ticket without any hassle, saying “it was very fast.”
«I've been trying to travel to Uruguay for a long time and it was impossible because of the reasons we all know so yes, it was very hard [to get the ticket],» commented Jose Luis Roales.
According to reports, the EU Council issued a recommendation last month to ease travel restrictions to and from 14 countries who follow certain epidemiological criteria which should be similar or better than European countries, to pave the way for commercial flights to resume.
Countries approved for EU travel include, among others, Uruguay, Georgia, Montenegro, Morocco and South Korea.
US, Brazil and Russia are not included.