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Brazilian aviation watchdog passes stricter sanitary measures

. May 19, 2020
Brazilian aviation watchdog passes stricter sanitary measures Image: Ann Sulisa/Shutterstock

People at Brazilian airports will have to adapt to new rules as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The National Agency of Civil Aviation changed airport sanitary norms, imposing a minimum two-meter distance between people, as well as the use of protective masks. In-flight service has been removed from domestic flights in order to help airlines cut costs.

Carriers are among the companies worst-affected by the pandemic. Last week, Brazil’s National Development Bank approved a bailout plan for airlines amounting to BRL 6 billion. In exchange for the money, companies pledged to direct the funds toward their Brazilian operations, not to financial creditors.

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Brenno Grillo

Brenno has worked as a journalist since 2012, specializing in coverage related to law and the justice system. He has worked for O Estado de S. Paulo, Portal Brasil, ConJur, and has experience in political campaigns.

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