Travel restrictions on Brazil go into effect Tuesday

The White House on Sunday fast-tracked a proclamation prohibiting travelers from Brazil from entering the United States, moving the date the restrictions take effect from Thursday, May 28, to Tuesday, May 26 at midnight.

The proclamation prohibits foreign travelers who have been in Brazil in the last 14 days prior to trying to enter the United States.

The restrictions were enacted to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. According to the proclamation, signed by President Donald Trump on May 24, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determined that “the Federative Republic of Brazil is experiencing widespread, ongoing person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2.” The ban does not apply to U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents of the U.S.

The proclamation was set to remain in effect until ended by the President.

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the United States has placed restrictions on travelers from a number of countries, including Mexico and Canada. Last week, the The Department of Homeland Security announced it was extending a ban on inessential travel from Canada and Mexico through June 22.

In addition to travel restrictions placed on foreign countries by the federal government, Ballotpedia is tracking restrictions placed on out-of-state travelers by governors and state agencies.




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