12 March 2020 – Flights from Colombia and Europe temporarily suspended

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Immigration, Local Government, Tourism, Transportation
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Presidency of the Republic

Overview: National Government temporarily suspends flights from Colombia and Europe

As of March 15, the temporary suspension of flights from Colombia and Europe to Venezuelan territory came into effect, an action corresponding to the preventive measures against coronavirus (COVID-19).
Full details here: http://www.minci.gob.ve/gobierno-nacional-suspende-temporalmente-vuelos-procedentes-de-colombia-y-europa/

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Learning from other jurisdictions, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – academic, National – government
Evidence/Justification: Based on internal advice and experience in crisis management by other countries, it was decided to restrict international flights to reduce the possible entry of positive cases of COVID-19 into the country.