A plane receives a splash of water at the new General Felipe Ángeles International Airport in Zumpango, State of Mexico, Mexico, on March 21, 2021. (Credit: Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images)

(CNN Spanish) -- 

The United States Department of the Treasury issued an authorization so that the airline Consorcio Venezolano de Industrias Aeronáuticas y Servicios Aéreos (Conviasa) can carry out flights to repatriate Venezuelan citizens from third countries, in accordance with a license published this Thursday by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

The document, which replaces a previous one dated November 16, 2023, indicates that transactions with Conviasa that are “necessary for the repatriation of Venezuelan citizens from non-U.S. jurisdictions in the Western Hemisphere to Venezuela” will be permitted.

It adds that the license “does not authorize any other transaction prohibited by the VSR (Venezuela Sanctions Regulations), including any transaction involving any blocked person.”

The Treasury Department's measure seeks to make it easier for Venezuelans who want to migrate to the United States without documents to be returned to their country from third countries, such as Mexico.