MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, October 7th 2022 - 18:11 UTC


  • Wednesday, April 6th 2022 - 20:34 UTC

    Colombian low-cost airline cleared to land in Buenos Aires in June

    Viva Air Colombia's fleet consists solely of Airbus A-320 Neo aircraft seating up to 188 passengers

    Argentina's National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC) has issued the green light for Colombian budget carrier Viva Air to start linking Buenos Aires' Ezeiza International Airport with Bogotá and Medellín as of June this year.

  • Wednesday, April 6th 2022 - 09:35 UTC

    Argentina complains over Falklands tourism stand at WTM in Sao Paulo

    The video shows the a well located Falklands' stand at Sao Paulo MTM fair

    Argentina expressed concern and requested specific measures from Brazilian authorities because of the presence in Sao Paulo at the World Trade Market, Latin America fair, of a Falkland Islands' stand.

  • Tuesday, April 5th 2022 - 09:26 UTC

    Falklands expects air links fully operational for the next tourist season

    MLA Pollard confirmed that 'humanitarian' flights will continue, “they were approved in the past  and will always be”

    The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) expects to reestablish commercial air links with Chile early next July, and with Brazil in November in time for the tourist high season, plus the humanitarian flights for the Argentine next of kin of the combatants buried at the Argentine military cemetery in Darwin.

  • Tuesday, April 5th 2022 - 09:25 UTC

    Foreign Office travel advice for Argentina: watch out for petty crime, strikes and Falklands' related protests

    The most common incidents affecting tourists are distraction thefts, bag snatching, pick pocketing and street robberies

    The latest travel advice on Argentina from the Foreign Office points out that in 2019, (the last normal year), 126,548 British nationals visited Argentina in 2019 and most visits are trouble-free.

  • Friday, April 1st 2022 - 09:00 UTC

    US to admit “X” option on passports of gender-neutral citizens

    The Department of Homeland Security said Thursday it would introduce “more efficient, less invasive screening procedures” for trans travelers

    The United States Government of President Joe Biden has agreed to issue passports marked with an “X” in the gender box to adjust to the bearer's self-perception, it was announced Thursday during celebrations of the Transgender Day of Visibility.

  • Thursday, March 31st 2022 - 20:26 UTC

    War in Europe leads to new longest non stop passenger flight

    Cathay Pacific's operation will be the longest in terms of distance but a Singapore Airlines service will remain longer regarding flight time

    As a result of a ban from flying over Russian territory, Cathay Pacific has reconfigured its nonstop service between New York Airport (JFK) and Hong Kong Airport (HKG), which will now become the longest passenger route in terms of distance. It will be operated by Airbus A350-1000 aircraft.

  • Thursday, March 31st 2022 - 10:06 UTC

    Old river service between Argentina and Uruguay returns

    The service Cacciola used to provide will be resumed by Líneas Delta Argentino on behalf of Buquebus

    Travelers interested in crossing rivers separating Argentina from Uruguay will have a new choice as of Friday when the Tigre (Argentina)-Carmelo (Uruguay) route is to be resumed, this time around by Buquebús, which has taken over the service previously offered by Cacciola until 2019.

  • Wednesday, March 30th 2022 - 09:25 UTC

    LATAM resumes flights to Auckland and Sydney

    LATAM Airlines has resumed services to Auckland and Sydney following a 24-month interruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chilean carrier serves the route from Santiago's Arturo Merino Benítez international airport using Boeing 787-900 aircraft three times a week.

  • Monday, March 28th 2022 - 21:28 UTC

    COVID-19 forces cruise ship back to port

    The Ruby Princess is now on her way to Hawaii

    A Princess Cruise vessel that had left San Francisco on a 15-day voyage to the Panama Canal and back has been gripped by COVID-19. According to the shipping company, 100% of passengers and crew were vaccinated. The Port of San Francisco also requires that at least 95% of both passengers and crew members onboard are vaccinated.

  • Saturday, March 26th 2022 - 09:55 UTC

    Falkland Islands reviews Covid-19 measures; changes to be enacted from 4 May

    Falkland Islands reviews Covid-19 measures; changes to be enacted from 4 May

    As previously communicated, the Falkland Islands Government has recently reviewed all available options in terms of making changes to Covid-19 measures in a careful and measured way. This week Executive Council met to evaluate the proposed options, which included the latest public health guidance and legal advice. As a result, it has been agreed that from 4 May 2022, the existing Infectious Diseases Control (Coronavirus: International Travel, Operator Liability, and Quarantine) Regulations 2022 will be revoked, providing that specific conditions can be met.