Brazil: use of masks remains mandatory in airports and on planes

The measure shall keep COVID-19 pandemic under control

Published in 11/03/2022 - 11:25 By Agência Brasil - Brasília

Even though several Brazilian states and municipalities have repealed the law about the use of masks, it remains mandatory in airports and on airplanes, according to Brazil’s national drug regulator Anvisa.

In areas where access is not controlled, such as airport lounges and parking lots, the use of masks must follow recommendations of local authorities.

However, in controlled access areas of airports, travelers and employees must follow the mandatory use of masks.

In these areas there is a large circulation of people from different origins, with different epidemiological profiles, transmission rates, and vaccination coverage, which makes the mask a safety item for everyone, Anvisa declares.

The country´s national drug regulator reiterates the use of masks in controlled access areas at airports, such as boarding zones and inside airplanes, is a measure to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, especially because these are places where it is not possible to keep physical distancing.

Translation: Mário Nunes -  Edition: Lílian Beraldo

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