The US currently bans entry for foreign nationals who have been to China, Europe, Iran, and the UK within the past 2 weeks.
Brazil is seeing massive increases in COVID-19 infections and deaths as the weather cools in the Southern Hemisphere’s fall. It now trails only the US in confirmed cases.
It comes days after after the UK announced a 2 week quarantine for all arrivals from abroad as countries around the world attempt to avoid a second wave of coronavirus spread. The 2nd wave of the Spanish Flu pandemic in the fall of 1918 was deadlier than the first and though there’s no way to know how coronavirus will act, countries are trying to avoid repeating history.
But countries are in a tough spot when it comes to closing their borders. Doing so hurts the tourism industry, which has created intense debates in countries around the world on how to open up and what to do about countries that are still heavily affected by COVID-19.