As Brazil Tightens Airport Security, Travelers Face Delays

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Passengers trying to board aircrafts on domestic airports across Brazil continue to face long lines at security gates, as the country tightens security not only for passengers of international flights but also domestic trips. There are reports that passengers at São Paulo’s Congonhas airport, Rio’s Santos Dumont and Brasilia’s Juscelino Kubitschek had to wait as long as 45 minutes to pass through enhanced security checkpoints.

On Monday, Brazil’s National Aviation Agency (ANAC) implemented extra security measures for domestic flights, mirroring safety precautions taken on international . . .

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