US Clears All Airports for Flights Coming from Brazil; Tourist Restrictions Still in Place

The Department of Homeland Security amends a measure in force since May 28th, but it does not represent any opening of tourists from Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Reversing measures in force since May 28th, on Monday, September 14th, the United States government will lift two of its restrictions on flights departing from Brazil, according to a document from the Department of Homeland Security. The text, published in the Federal Register, mentions the end of the requirement that aircraft necessarily land at 15 pre-designated airports and that passengers undergo rigorous screening for Covid-19 detection.

The decision was made to enable health efforts to be better targeted and to encourage the growth of international tourism, strongly impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic. The . . .

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