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Brazil “temporarily” bars entry of foreigners by land or water over Covid-19 concerns

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's federal government, through an ordinance included in an extra edition of the Federal Gazette (DOU), on Monday, May 31, "temporarily" banned the entry into Brazil, by land or water, of foreigners "of any nationality". The ban does not apply to foreigners arriving by air.

The text, which is said to have been prompted by a recommendation from Brazil's health regulatory agency ANVISA, does not detail the length of the ban.

As justification, the text cites "risks of coronavirus infection and spread." The decree is signed by Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga, Chief of Staff . . .

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