The Brazilian government lifted restrictions on the entry of foreigners into the country by air, although it maintained the ban on entry by land and water.
The decision, published on Thursday night in the Official Gazette, allows the entry of foreigners through all Brazilian airports, which was still prohibited until this Friday in six of the 27 states that make up the country.
In the edict, signed by the Minister of Health, Eduardo Pazuello, and the Minister of Justice, André Mendonça, among other authorities, it is established that foreigners may enter Brazil as long as they comply with “the appropriate immigration requirements”.
Also, tourists from other countries with short stays of up to 90 days must present the transport company with proof of valid health insurance in Brazil before boarding.
The restrictions were in force in the South American country since last March, when access for foreigners was temporarily interrupted in an attempt by the authorities to control the spread of the coronavirus, which already leaves almost 140,000 dead and 4.6 million infected throughout Brazil.