May 14, 2021

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Passenger control measures discussed during pandemic | government

The Administration of Federal Affairs of Puerto Rico (PRFAA) and the Puerto Rico Ports Authority (APPR) addressed today, through a telephone call, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the federal House of Representatives, Aviation Subcommittee , the arrival of passengers and tourists to the island during this moment of public health concern in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We are very concerned about this situation and the increase in cases of Covid-19 that we are seeing, and thus we express those concerns to the Aviation Subcommittee and the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), "said the executive director of the Administration of Federal Affairs of Puerto Rico, Jennifer M. Storipan.

The official stressed that" We have a large diaspora in the state of Florida, with which I am very familiar since PRFAA provides services to thousands in our regional office, however, it is vital to temporarily control the pa messengers who come to our island from these hot spots to protect the people who live on the island. "

" We want to continue establishing dialogues with the federal government in order to establish creative solutions within a viable legal framework, "said the Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Ports Authority, Joel A. Pizá-Batiz, who was confident "that our federal counterparts will take the corresponding measures to better protect the people of Puerto Rico."

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