Coronavirus

Foreign residents in Brazil being turned, despite right to enter

The government decreed that visitors from the UK would be denied entry, except for permanent residents. However, this has not been observed

Foreign residents in Brazil being turned, despite right to enter
Guarulhos Airport, in São Paulo. Photo: Matheus Obst/Shutterstock

The most worrying development of the Covid-19 pandemic in recent months has been the emergence of new and more contagious variants in Brazil, the United Kingdom, and South Africa — countries in which the virus was largely allowed to spread unchecked. This has led to a series of flight restrictions to and from these countries, with the British government banning air arrivals from Brazil, and a similar prohibition being put in place for flights going in the opposite direction.

On January 8, the Brazilian Office of the Chief of Staff issued Ordinance No. 651, which deals with “the...

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