White House Bars Entry Of Non-Citizens Traveling From Brazil

US may soon ban travellers from Brazil due to outbreak: White House

President Trump Suspends Travel from Brazil over Coronavirus Concerns

President Donald Trump on Sunday suspended travel from Brazil, which has emerged as a major new hotspot in the coronavirus pandemic, the White House said.

"Brazil is having some trouble, no question about it".

The United States says it will ban people from entering the country if they had been in Brazil in the last two weeks as coronavirus cases surge in the South American nation. Officials said the move would not affect commerce between the two countries. Brazil is now the country with the second-most confirmed novel coronavirus cases, with over 360,000, trailing the USA that has 1.6 million. She continued, "Today's action will help ensure foreign nationals who have been in Brazil do not become a source of additional infections in our country".

Brazilian 99-year-old former WWII combatant Ermando Armelino Piveta gestures as he leaves the Armed Forces Hospital, after being treated for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and discharged, in Brasilia, Brazil, April 14, 2020.

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In response to the growing crisis in the South American country, the US, which still has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world, has announced strict travel restrictions barring entry to foreign nationals who have been in Brazil within 14 days of seeking entry into the U.S.

Trump restricted entry into the USA from China in late January and suspended most European travel to the U.S.in March.

He said the White House would "take a look at the other countries on a country by country basis" in that region.

"I don't want people coming over here and infecting our people".

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In early March, he imposed travel restrictions on people coming from Europe.

Neither Brazil's presidential palace nor its foreign ministry immediately responded to a request for comment on the U.S.travel restrictions.

Brazil's foreign ministry called it a technical decision in the context of "important bilateral collaboration" to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting U.S. donations of $US6.5 million and a new White House promise of 1000 respirators.

On Sunday he joined dozens of followers during a rally in Brasília, shrugging off social isolation recommendations.

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Brazil is far and away Latin America's hardest-hit country when it comes to coronavirus.

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