RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Presidency of Brazil, on January 26th, issued an ordinance restricting the entry of foreigners into the country by land and water. The restriction applies to all nationalities, as recommended by the National Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA). The Brazilian government considered the emergence of variants of the novel coronavirus in the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland and South Africa to justify the measure.
"Considering the epidemiological impact that the new variant of the coronavirus, identified in the United Kingdom and the Republic of South Africa, may cause in the current scenario experienced in the country [...] The entry . . .