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Brazil allows air travel

The authorities decided to open the country's air gates. However, land and water borders remain closed.

Brazil has allowed foreign flights after a four-month ban. This was announced on Thursday, July 30, reports official media.

It is noted that the air borders remained closed to all foreigners since the end of March due to the situation with the coronavirus.

“Foreign passengers arriving in the country for a short period of up to 90 days must provide the transport company with proof of medical insurance valid in Brazil and covering the entire period of the trip before boarding,” the document says.

However, the ban on entry across land and water borders remains in force for another 30 days. In addition, airports in five States will remain closed to international flights until further notice: Mato Grosso do Sul, Paraiba, Rondonia, Rio Grande do Sul and Tocantins.

In Brazil, the number of newly detected cases of COVID-19 over the last day was more than 69 thousand, with a total of 2,552,265 people infected. Also, yesterday, the daily anti-record of mortality was updated in Brazil — 1,595 patients died. In total, 90,134 people with detected coronavirus died in the country. More than 1.7 million people have recovered. Brazil is ranked second in the world for the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths.

Earlier, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tested negative for a coronavirus for the first time in 18 days.

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