Brazil Reopens, Giving Green Light to All International Flights
Brazil announced this week that it is reopening international air travel to foreign tourists. Travel had been banned since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The country’s coronavirus outbreak ranks as the world’s second worst in total numbers.
Despite the record figures, the government issued a decree reopening the country to foreign visitors arriving by plane. Tourists from all countries may travel to Brazil as long as they have health insurance for the duration of their trip. But the government meanwhile extended the coronavirus ban on foreign travelers arriving by land or sea for another 30 days.
Brazil recorded 69,074 new cases and 1,595 on July 29. It now counts a total of more than 2.5 million infections and over 90,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Neighboring countries such as Colombia, Argentina, Panama and Peru, which had reported less severe outbreaks, have remain closed to international commercial flights.
While you can now visit Brazil if you wish to, the United States still do not allow tourists from Brazil.