Brazil’s drug regulator Anvisa: masks on flights still required

Masks remain mandatory also in restricted areas of airports

Published in 13/05/2022 - 12:33 By Agência Brasil  - Brasília

The board of Brazil´s national health regulator Anvisa approved on Thursday (Apr. 12), the flexibilization of sanitary measures in airports and aircraft. According to the new rules, the return of in-flight service, the removal of the mask during the service, and the maximum capacity of passengers in buses being transported to the airplanes are allowed.

The mandatory use of masks on planes and in restricted areas of airports is still required. Passengers still must leave the aircraft following a row order and cleaning and disinfecting procedures are required. Physical distancing remains recommended whenever possible.

According to Anvisa, updates have been made after the end of the state of emergency in public health was declared.

Translation: Mário Nunes -  Edition: Maria Claudia / Nira Foster

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