Brazil’s suspicion on arrival of flights from the United Kingdom due to a coronovirus variant. National newspaper

Brazil's suspicion on arrival of flights from the United Kingdom due to a coronovirus variant.  National newspaper

The government banned international flights to Brazil this Friday (25) that depart or pass through the United Kingdom. This rule also prohibits the entry of foreigners by land or waterway transport.

The government’s decision follows the recommendation of the National Health Monitoring Agency Envisa, and came out in an additional version of the official gazette. The ban was decided after the emergence of two new forms of new coronaviruses in the United Kingdom.

The ordinance states that “international flights to Brazil originating or passing through the United Kingdom are temporarily prohibited in the last 14 days”.

Upon entering the Brazilian territory, a traveler with an origin or history of passing through the United Kingdom in the last 14 days must remain in quarantine for 14 days.

The ban applies to people coming from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and will start coming into effect from this Friday.

The ordinance provides for a ban on entry of foreigners of any nationality by road or boat. In that case, there are exceptions. Brazilian born or natural; Immigrants with permanent residence in the country; Foreign professionals on a mission; And for example, foreign employees associated with the Brazilian government.

In the case of flights, passengers from other countries are not allowed to enter Brazil. But, starting on 30 December, they will have to present negative results to Kovid. The required exam is a PCR type, and must be done 72 hours before boarding.

Passengers must certify that they have completed the health declaration of the passenger.

About the author: Cory Weinberg

Cory Weinberg covers the intersection of tech and cities. That means digging into how startups and big tech companies are trying to reshape real estate, transportation, urban planning, and travel. Previously, he reported on Bay Area housing and commercial real estate for the San Francisco Business Times. He received a "best young journalist" award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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