Portugal extends suspension of flights from Great Britain and Brazil

The measure is now valid until mid-April.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Portugal on Monday (March 29) extended a suspension of flights to and from Britain and Brazil until April 15, with only humanitarian and repatriation flights allowed, the Portuguese Ministry of Internal Administration said in a statement.

The country, which has so far reported 16,837 deaths and 820,407 cases of Covid-19, suspended flights to and from Brazil and the UK in January to prevent the spread of the coronavirus's variants.

Initially discovered in Britain, the new variant was partly responsible for a devastating increase in the number of cases in early 2021, putting . . .

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