The US government implemented this restriction to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The White House announced the ban on traveling to the United States from Brazil as a measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the country with the highest number of infections in Latin America.
This Sunday, the White House reported that it will prohibit the entry to the United States of the majority of foreigners who have been in Brazil in the last two weeks, two days after the South American country became the second largest epicenter of the pandemic of coronavirus.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the new restrictions would help prevent foreign citizens worsen the health situation in the United States, but that would not apply to the flow of trade between the two countries.
Homeland Security Advisor Robert O’Brien said Sunday morning on the CBS show “Face the Nation” that he expected the measure on Brazil can be reconsidered at some point.
“We hope it will be temporary, but due to the situation in Brazil, we will take all necessary measures to protect the American people“He declared.
Brazil surpassed Russia’s figures on Friday and became the second global epicenter of the coronavirus, only surpassed by the United States, and now has more than 347 thousand infected people, said the Ministry of Health.
After the announcement in Washington, an adviser to the presidency in Brasilia said that the American measure followed previously established parameters.
United States President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he was considering imposing a travel ban from Brazil.
“I do not want people to come and infect our citizens. I also don’t want people there to get sick. We are helping Brazil with fans (…) Brazil is having some problemsThere is no question about it, “Trump told reporters at the White House.
O’Brien said the United States will individually analyze eventual restrictions on other countries of the Southern Hemisphere.
In January, Trump suspended entry to the United States for most china travelers, the country of origin of the pandemic.
In early March, he imposed travel limits on people coming from Europe.
The new restrictions prevent the entry of most non-US citizens who have visited Brazil in the last 14 days. Those who carry citizenship documentsClose relatives of US citizens and flight crew members will be exempt from the measure.