Lata boss Danny Callaghan has hailed Chile’s addition to England’s travel corridor list as the first step towards a recovery of tourism to Latin America.
Chile will be added to the list at 4am on Saturday (14 November) transport secretary Grant Shapps confirmed in a tweet on Thursday afternoon (12 November).
Callaghan, Lata chief executive, said it was also vital the Foreign Office now softened its travel advice with regards to coronavirus, and allowed people to go back to making their own informed decisions on travel.
"Of course, we still have the lockdown in place [in Chile], and Chile’s borders are still closed to non-residents (with some special permits available for those with family members in Chile)," said Callaghan.
"However, at Lata, we understand Chile’s borders will be reopening to non-residents from 23 November, which means travel can resume.
"It is worth noting many other destinations in Latin America also have similar (and indeed lower) infection rates, so we hope this is the first step for the region and many other destinations will soon be added to the list."