The wave of Cuban migrants in Nicaragua, traveling to the United States via commercial flights, is already under the eyes of the North American government, which it reiterated on Friday, November 17, because it is “not normal tourism.” .” , because airlines return empty.
According to Eric Jacobstein, deputy assistant secretary for the State Department’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, which deals with Central America, Cuba and regional immigration, US Evaluates possible actions Against those who facilitate irregular immigration through flights between Cuba and Nicaragua.
Jacobstein pointed out Diary Voice of America says they are aware of reports of an increase in these planes arriving in Nicaragua full and returning to Cuba empty.
“This is no ordinary tour. It is a contraband meant for irregular migration. “We’re looking at it very carefully and we’re very concerned,” he said.
While he has not yet announced any sanctions, he indicated that the State Department is “dedicating a lot of time” to “analyzing the appropriate tools” and promised that there will be consequences.
Flights from Cuba to Nicaragua in 2023
In early November, Undersecretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian Nichols expressed concern about the increase in flights.
“We are fully exploring possible actions against those who facilitate this kind of irregular migration. “We continue to insist on using safe and legal means,” Nichols added.
Currently, if you want to travel from Cuba to Nicaragua this November, there are two direct flight options departing from the “Jose Marti” International Airport in Havana.
One is Aruba Airlines, which offers three weekly flights on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Another Venezuelan airline, Conviasa, has flights on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, stopping in Caracas before arriving at Managua airport.