RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The issuing of visas is suspended and the consulate says that passports may be withdrawn despite work permits.
In 2020, Vitor Barreiros managed to get a dream internship position in one of the largest German companies. His time as a trainee at Bosch was scheduled to begin in May that year. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit.
First, German consulates in Brazil, an obligatory stop for issuing work visas, reduced their shifts and stopped accepting new applications for non-emergency visas. Then Germany closed its doors to travelers from Brazil, with very few exceptions. Brazilians with a . . .