Portugal maintains suspension of flights with Brazil and the United Kingdom until mid-April

The Portuguese government on Monday announced a decision to extend the suspension of flights with Brazil and the United Kingdom until April 15, with the aim of curbing the spread of new variants of the Covit-19.

“In the wake of the epidemic situation caused by Govt-19, the government has decided to extend the air traffic restrictions till April 15,” the home ministry said in a statement.

According to the sources, only civilian return flights between the three countries will be allowed, and less than 72 hours will be allowed for their flight until passengers present a negative PCR test for Covit-19. They must respect the 14-day isolation once they arrive in the Portuguese region.

Portugal suspended its flights to Brazil and the United Kingdom in late January due to fears about variations in the corona virus detected in the two countries.

Travelers from countries where the infection rate of Covid-19 is equal to or greater than 500 cases per 100,000 population, such as France or Italy, will also have to be isolated for 14 days after arriving in Portugal, the road, air or land, the report added.

Portugal, which has been under control since mid-January, has recorded a sharp decline in new epidemics since January 28, when it reached 16,500 new daily cases. This allowed the Portuguese government to implement a gradual restructuring plan from March 15.

The country, home to 10 million people, recorded 10 deaths in 24 hours and 365 new cases in 24 hours, according to a daily bulletin released by the National Health Commission.

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