On Friday, March 10, a total of 13 Venezuelans arrived in their country from Toluca, Mexico, on a humanitarian flight set up by Conviasa airline coordinated by Venezuelan and Mexican authorities.

This responded to demands from passengers requesting the return to their country amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The group of Venezuelans returning on the flight included players from the Rieleros de Aguascalientes baseball team, a basketball player and two athletes from the national team.

Conviasa’s flight left for Mexico on Thursday, April 9, with 154 U.S. citizens and from other countries that were stranded on Venezuelan soil.

President Nicolás Maduro recently stressed his will to bring back Venezuelans stranded in the United States, therefore, urging Charge d’ Affaires for the Venezuela Affairs Unit James Story to process a humanitarian license granting clearance to Venezuelan airplanes to land on U.S. soil.


People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations of Venezuela