Flights From Argentina To Miami Sold Out For Weeks As South Americans Flock Here For Vaccine

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:

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Anonymous
20 days ago

Happy they are coming here to get them, but I think they should have to pay for the vaccines. Before anyone starts, yes I know they’re coming here and spending money on flights, hotels, food, drinks, shopping. I get it, but if my tax dollars are paying these drug companies $40 a pop I think they should pay for their own.

Anonymous
20 days ago

agree

Anonymous
20 days ago

Especially after they pay up to $12000 for a airplane ticket

Anonymous
20 days ago

“12,000 for an airplane ticket?”

People in South America are making more money than I thought.

Anonymous
20 days ago

They are the rich people, not the average Joe!

Anonymous
20 days ago

They are buying up most of the luxury real estate in Brickell, Doral, and Miami Beach and you think they cant afford a 12k ticket? stop being ignorant

Anonymous
20 days ago

it isn’t $12,000 for a plane ticket.

Anonymous
20 days ago

that is an exaggeration. Nobody pays that amount, only first-class full price seats which are 5,000 a pop in normal times. I doubt many people paid those prices you find online in Google Flights.

Anonymous
20 days ago

These are the vaccines the MAGA crowd doen’t want, or need, according to them. Let the Argentines, or any one else have it. We’re all on this together! Stop been a selfish prick!

Anonymous
20 days ago

..doesn’t

Anonymous
20 days ago

Yes, but they should get their vaccines before coming to Miami. If according to the text, it is raging in Argentina, why are they allowed to come here unvaccinated, thus increasing the chance of spreading it in Miami? Haven’t we learned anything?

Anonymous
20 days ago

has anyone read the FAUCI leaked emails lately……………….
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Anonymous
20 days ago

Fauci’s “gain of function” = mass murdering

Anonymous
20 days ago

QANON CRAZY!

Anonymous
20 days ago

QANON CRAZY!

Anonymous
20 days ago

Very good point

Anonymous
20 days ago

You won’t go to your neighbor’s house and steal from them, but you’ll send Uncle Sam to do it for you! So who’s the selfish prick?!

Anonymous
20 days ago

Huh??!!

Anonymous
20 days ago

exactly. people are stingy. Don’t want any tax dollars to help anyone.

IF they feel that way, they should be hysterical about the amount ($30 Billion) spent each year on Israel.

Jesus helped others

Anonymous
19 days ago

The bible says Jesus had to be reminded of the crumbs that the dogs eat that falls from his masters table.

Anonymous
20 days ago

well, you get your tax money back but living in a great economy. Nothing is free in the US for noone.

Anonymous
20 days ago

You must be living under a rock

Anonymous
20 days ago

why waste the vaccine when Americans are turning their noses up to them and not taking them.
People are in need. We give food away for people hungry, why not give the vaccine away.
It saves people’s lives. Better than it sitting and going to waste anyway.

Anonymous
20 days ago

If giving away a $40 vaccine, that will be wasted anyway as no trumper wants it.
You must be in hysterics at the $30 Billion a year wasted on Israel.

Jesus helped others in need,…. maybe you can do the same.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Matthew 15:21-28 of the KJV – Jesus said, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”

Then, she said “Yes it is, Lord. Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”

Alexander Manuel
19 days ago

We have more vaccine supply than demand- they are going to spoil! It’s best that we use it to vaccinate anyone that comes to the USA to not only build-up international goodwill, but encourage an economic stimulus from visitors to Miami.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Agree!!!

Anonymous
19 days ago

Happy? Why the enthusiasm? Oh sorry, they can afford the expensive ticket so they are the right people.

Anonymous
20 days ago

They are also coming trying to escape Argentina as it embarks into a leftist movement similar to Venezuela’s.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Aren’t they considered illegal immigrants by Fox News, Newsmax, and Radio Mambi?

Anonymous
20 days ago

Not if they come here legally

Anonymous
20 days ago

muh fox news, and no they dont call them illegals, you leftist constantly make up stuff.

Anonymous
20 days ago

yup, they are. Dont forget fox new’s horrible background history

Anonymous
20 days ago

Racism has to do with financial status. Not the race. If you are black and rich and spend money you are ok.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Please.. remember in LA when Blair Underwood, a black man, was thrown head first to the ground by cops and a pistol was put to his head? And he was on TV at the time!

Racist people don’t care if you’re black, rich, and spend money. Heck, they don’t even care if you’re the president.

Anonymous
20 days ago

“They are also coming trying to escape Argentina as it embarks into a leftist movement similar to Venezuela’s”

If they’re making enough money like one of these anonymous posters said to buy a plane ticket for $12,0000, why should anyone there complain about anything? Looks like the living there is good to me.

Anonymous
20 days ago

I dont blame them, considering their fascist movement from their past.

Anonymous
20 days ago

We have a fascist movement here too, it’s called Trump’s MAGA!

Anonymous
20 days ago

We have a fascist movement here too, it’s called Trump’s MAGA!

And to counteract this Fascist MAGA we thankfully 🙄have Antifa, BLM and some other peaceful protesters on the streets of this “ unfair, capitalistic, imperialistic, patriarch America 🇺🇸 that oppress and denies rights to everyone…

Signed,
The College Graduated!

Anonymous
20 days ago

You didn’t learn anything!

Anonymous
20 days ago

He’s definitely a lot smarter than you.

Anonymous
20 days ago

You suppose to quote me (“We have a …”). If you are collage graduated, you didn’t learn shit!

Anonymous
19 days ago

^ Well, don’t blame him, he’s probably a graduate of “Trump University.”

Anonymous
20 days ago

Bolsonaro proved Latin America would rather have free helicopter rides than the promise of free everything and mass starvation.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Or like in Argentina has

POLO
20 days ago

Good, the more people vaccinated worldwide, the better we all will be. It’s good for the airlines, and local economy, a win, win.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Good. We need tourism!! We should reopen to European tourists too!!

Anonymous
20 days ago

Best message of the week

Anonymous
20 days ago

Time for American to add back the 2nd 777 flight that was operating prior to the pandemic.

I wonder if Montevideo will come back prior to American taking new 787s.

Anonymous
20 days ago

The Argentine government only allows American to operate 55 Miami- Buenos Aires flights total during the month of June.

Montevideo resumes December 17th.

Anonymous
20 days ago

After all the gun violence that’s occurred in Miami the past week, I’d feel safer gambling with covid instead! At minimum I’d be sure to bring along a bullet proof vest when visiting Miami!

Anonymous
20 days ago

Most of that violence occurs in a few isolated pockets of Miami. Its unfortunate, but whenever one of the headlines pop up one knows it’s a high likelihood that its probably somewhere with NW in its address.

Anonymous
20 days ago

I wonder why?

Anonymous
20 days ago

It’s almost as if a certain race of people lives in that area…

Anonymous
20 days ago

“isolated pockets”??? Multiple people were just shot over the weekend in the middle of midtown Miami, in front of Prime 112 on South Beach, Wynwood, and Downtown, and North Miami. The gun violence is everywhere in the city right now and popular spots like Wynwood have had it for years

Anonymous
20 days ago

yeah, the ghetto gun violence is rampant all through out the county to the point that the police have now formed a task force and operation for this summer in an effort to curtail it. National stats on gun violence have been worse during the pandemic but Miami in particular has among the worst stats. Aside from the gang/drug related stuff, there’s also likely to be a lot more drama at the end of June when lots of evictions get under way, already the cops were shot at and had to shoot back during an eviction in Brickell last month

Anonymous
20 days ago

There is more reason than the vaccine for Argentinians to come to the US, remember they were not able to travel until this month because of the restrictions to leave Argentina, so it has almost a year and a half that they were not able to conduct business, visit family and do tourism. So it will take a few months for foreigners to catch up with what in the past was normal traveling. So all the hyperboles from the media should be taken lightly.

Anonymous
20 days ago

So nice that it’s free. Why is it free? US residents tax dollars are paying for these shots to non-resident rich people. Wow. Sorry, but that sucks.

Anonymous
20 days ago

yet they bring money and spend it here, for you to enjoy your capitalist lifestyle. Because nothing is free in US. NOTHING

Anonymous
20 days ago

That is peanuts money compared to the billions you and I are paying as a result of an open border. You ain’t seen nothing yet.

Anonymous
20 days ago

“The federally-funded vaccination center will be in place at the airport until June 18, according to a press release.”

So people are flying in who came pay? What happened to all Bidumb’s talk about vaccine equity, huh? HONK! HONK!

Anonymous
20 days ago

wtf?

Anonymous
19 days ago

Your tax dollars at work… how y’all fell about that???

Anonymous
19 days ago

There used to be a direct flight to Cordoba. Maybe that will start again as well.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Funny how folks here are cool with this. No outrage. Yet they can’t stand seeing a single mom ‘get over’ on an extra $100 of ANYTHING from the US govt. But ok for wealthy Argentinians to get this welfare in THIS country. Good thing they are not coming from Haiti or you would see Biscayne Blvd shut down with the Hialeah folks protesting.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Are they paying for the shot – or are the US tax payers paying for it

Anonymous
20 days ago

I guess there will be more overstayed tourist visas.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Not everyone is planning to overstay, US is not the only place in the world to work and live. Leave your fear to the ignorants

Anonymous
20 days ago

These a rich people folks!

Anonymous
20 days ago

Are

Anonymous
20 days ago