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Brazil removes requirement to wear masks on planes and in airports

Brazilian authorities lifted the requirement to wear a face mask on airplanes and in airports, which had been in effect since May 2020 - weeks after the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in the country.

The National Health Regulator (Anvisa) ruled Wednesday that wearing a mask on planes and in airports is no longer mandatory, although it recommends it in both environments.

"Given the current epidemiological scenario, the wearing of masks, previously taken as a collective measure, becomes an individual protective measure," Anvisa said, reiterating that mask-wearing and spatial distance are effective measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 . . .

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