Mexico City (AP) Mexico City says it is granting tourists all access to Cartagene, a ski resort popular with expats.
Tourists arriving from the United States, Canada, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Greece and Portugal can now fly into the resort, which is also the site of one of the biggest air travel deals in Latin America.
The move comes as the region is trying to find a way to avoid the fallout from a spill that forced travelers to cancel flights and prompted the closure of airports across the region.
“This is a victory for all travelers in Cartagrape and the whole region,” Cartagenes tourism minister, María Angelica, said in a statement.
“We will work together to find solutions that allow tourists to stay in Cartagarena as much as possible.”
Mexico’s National Transportation Authority said that if travelers are allowed to travel to Cartagraena, they will be allowed to enter the resort by the end of October.
It is unclear if travelers can enter the area by land.
Cartagena has become a popular tourist destination in the northern part of the country after a 2010 eruption killed dozens of people.
Many travelers also travel there for a week or two in order to see the stunning lake, where people gather for a day’s worth of skiing and fishing.