The United States has imposed travel restrictions on foreigners who have been in Brazil in the last 14 days.
The South American nation recently became the world’s second-largest access point for coronavirus cases.
Brazil has registered more than 360,000 cases, the country’s health ministry announced Sunday, while more than 22,000 people have died from the virus.
A White House spokeswoman said the restrictions would help ensure that no new cases are brought to the United States.
“Today’s action will help ensure that foreign citizens who have been to Brazil do not become a source of additional infections in our country,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement.
Non-Americans who have been to Brazil in the two weeks before applying to enter the United States will be denied such entry. The restriction will not affect trade between the two countries.
Source: BBC news