President Donald Trump made a public announcement, stating a ban to enter the US for anyone who has been to Brazil in the last 14 days.
The number of affected cases and death rates rise in Brazil due to coronavirus.
The notice stated that immigrants or non-immigrants are not allowed to enter the US if they have been to the Federative Republic of Brazil within 14 days, as it is in the best interest of the United States to take this strict action.
Coronavirus cases in Brazil
Brazil is the second, in the number of cases of coronavirus, which are more than 347,000 confirmed cases.
So, to stop the spread of the virus in the United States coming from Brazil this announcement was made.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said this restriction is only to make sure that the foreign citizens who have been to Brazil are not a source of additional infections in our country.
Whereas the trade between the United States and Brazil will remain the same as before, and there are no restrictions on businesses.
Travel Restrictions for Brazil
National Secretary Advisor Robert O’Brien in an interview said, “New travel restrictions for Brazil were supposed to be announced by the Trump administration and which will be temporary hopefully.”
He also said that the White House would check country by country basis at other Latin American nations as well.
Negligence of Brazilian Authorities
The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro did not take the social distancing seriously even though advised by health experts. Which has caused the number of cases to rise to this extend.
The devastating state of the pandemic has taken its toll due to the negligence of the authorities in Brazil.
A timely preventive measure could have controlled the outbreak in Brazil. This has affected the Brazilian flights as well which were already down in demand due to the pandemic.
Brazilian businessmen and tourists were fascinated by United States destinations. Till last year there were about daily 30 flights to the United States.
But due to COVID-19 it reduced to only 13 flights from Brazil to the United States a week.