After nearly two years of stopping passenger services from Australia and New Zealand because of the COVID-19 pandemic, LATAM has announced that it would restart passenger operations between Sydney, Auckland, and Santiago on March 29. Tickets are already on sale on LATAM.com, with a weekly frequency of three flights.
“Throughout the pandemic, we have actively collaborated with authorities to safely move towards a revival of the travel industry. The resumption of routes to New Zealand and Australia is one more step on the way to a new normal. We will continue working toward greater international connectivity, always having the health and safety of our passengers and collaborators as a priority,” said Claudio Moro, Regional Marketing & Ecommerce Manager.
According to the respective authorities, individuals who hold a COVID-19 vaccination certificate proving that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to the departure of their flight will be able to enter Australia on Feb. 21. In addition, they must complete a sworn statement and present a negative PCR test result carried out a maximum of 72 hours before their departure.
To enter New Zealand, passengers must meet specific entry requirements, which will be made more flexible in phases with the complete reopening of its borders scheduled for October 2022. To learn more about entry requirements and restrictions, click here.
The flight details and timing of operations are shown in the table below.
|LA801||Tuesday, Thursday Saturday||Santiago (00:40)||Auckland (05:15)||Sydney (09:35)|
|LA800||Wednesday, Friday, Sunday||Sydney (11:35)||Auckland (16:40)||Santiago (13:40)|
*Itineraries in local time, valid for the months of April, May and June.
For information on travel requirements and ticket purchase, visit latam.com
All is left for me to say is “Bienvenida de nuevo in Australia Latam, los mejores deseos!”