Trump bans travel from Brazil because of virus outbreak

All travel and immigration from South American country by non citizens is blocked.

President Trump at a May 22 news conference
President Trump at a May 22 news conference
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Last Updated:
May 24, 2020 - 6:31pm

President Trump on Sunday banned all travel and immigration by non-U.S.citizens from Brazil because of that country’s COVID-19 outbreak. 

“The potential for undetected transmission of the virus by infected individuals seeking to enter the United States from the Federative Republic of Brazil threatens the security of our transportation system and infrastructure and the national security, and I have determined that it is in the interests of the United States to take action to restrict and suspend the entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of all aliens who were physically present within the Federative Republic of Brazil during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States,” Trump declared in a proclamation.

Brazil, which has experienced a significant coronavirus outbreak in recent weeks, joins such countries as China, Great Britain, and Ireland where the president has banned travel since the pandemic began.

Trump said commerce with Brazil remain important and he looks forward to resuming travel when the country’s outbreak eases.

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