Donald Trump bans travelers from Brazil

Non-US travelers who have stayed in Brazil for the 14 days prior to their request to enter the United States will not be accepted, the White House announced on Sunday.

President Donald Trump banned travelers from Brazil on Sunday, May 24, from entering the United States, which has become the second country most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the White House announced.

Non-Americans who have visited Brazil for the 14 days prior to their request to enter the United States will not be accepted, said a statement by Kayleigh McEnany, spokesman for the US Presidency. Trade is not affected by these measures.

“Today’s decision will ensure that foreigners who have traveled to Brazil do not become a source of further pollution in our country,” she said.

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With almost 350,000 confirmed cases, Brazil is now the second most affected country in the world after the US, in the number of confirmed cases. He officially recorded more than 22,000 deaths.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is a political ally Donald Trump and his rash and aggressive way of expressing him has earned him the nickname “tropical Trump”. Like the president, Jair Bolsonaro downgraded the coronavirus pandemic, compared the disease to a “small flu” and claimed that containment measures unnecessarily harmed the largest economy in Latin America.

With AFP