Colombia Restricts Flights to and from Brazil Over New Coronavirus Strain

"As a preventative measure, for a period of 30 days while all observations are carried out, restrictive measures will be taken on flights from Colombia to Brazil and from Brazil to Colombia,” President Duque said.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Colombia will restrict flights to and from Brazil for a month to prevent the spread of a new strain of the coronavirus circulating there, President Ivan Duque said on Wednesday, January 27th.

Monitoring at the border between Brazil, Latin America’s largest country, and Colombia will also be increased, the president said. “As a preventative measure, for a period of 30 days while all observations are carried out, restrictive measures will be taken on flights from Colombia to Brazil and from Brazil to Colombia,” Duque said.

Cargo flights will continue operating with security measures in place . . .

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