Argentina bans all commercial flights until September 1

The duration of Argentina's new flight ban extends further than that of any other country.

As part of its efforts to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the Argentinian government has banned all international and domestic commercial flight ticket sales until September 1.

Argentina’s borders have been closed since March 20, and the new ruling has been endorsed by the county’s National Civil Aviation Administration. However, while some other countries have introduced similar commercial flight bans – and many more have imposed some kind of restrictions – none have extended so far into the future.

A government spokesman said that the decision had been reached from a: “consensus between the government and the airline sector.”

Argentina’s largest carrier, Aerolíneas Argentinas, is state-owned and could survive for as long as the Argentinian government wishes to subsidise it.