Portugal will suspend air connections to and from Brazil, a decision that takes effect at midnight on Friday and extends at least until 14 February.
The information was advanced by the Ministry of Internal Affairs in a statement:
«All flights, commercial or private, from all airlines, to and from Brazil are suspended. The rules now established are also applicable to flights to and from the United Kingdom. Thus, only flights of a humanitarian nature are allowed for the purpose of repatriation of national citizens and members of their respective families, as well as holders of residence permits in Portugal », says the note.
A new variant of the coronavirus in Brazil has recently been identified, originating in Manaus, the Amazonian capital.