Airlines have been fully selling out flights from South America to Miami, and many of the passengers appear to be traveling here for the Covid-19 vaccine.
The air market that appears to be affected most is Argentina, where the virus continues to rage.
Airline tickets from Buenos Aires to Miami are sold out for most of June, despite up to three daily nonstop flights. Prices can reach as high as $12,000.
Miami is welcoming of those who do make the trip for the vaccine.
At Miami International Airport yesterday, a group of nurses were stationed immediately after passengers clear customs, offering either the Johnson & Johnson or Pfizer vaccines.
There is no charge for the shot, and no appointment necessary. The only requirement is to be 18 years of age.
The federally-funded vaccination center will be in place at the airport until June 18, according to a press release.
Traffic at MIA now appears to be nearly fully recovered, despite federal travel bans affecting international traffic.
As of yesterday, passenger traffic at the airport had reached 98 percent of 2019 levels.
Nurses standing at MIA’s international arrivals area are asking travelers to be vaccinated: