CDC recommends no flights from Puerto Rico after Irma, but flights from the mainland will continue for a few days after Hurricane Irma hits
NEW YORK (AP) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending no flights between Puerto Rico and the mainland after Hurricane Maria left millions without power.
In a memo released Thursday, the CDC said the island nation is no longer a U.N. or international priority and its flights would be limited to “emergency and commercial operations” between Wednesday and Friday.
Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Security Administration were not immediately available for comment.
The CDC also said Puerto Rico will be allowed to resume its regular routes by Friday, but they will be limited in size.
The islands are not under the jurisdiction of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.