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Brazil joins US in barring entry for South African visitors to slow new variant’s spread – IOL

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Brazil on Tuesday barred entry for visitors from South Africa to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus variant from the country, according to the federal government’s gazette.

The barring of South African visitors is in addition to a pre-existing prohibition on entry for people coming from Britain, which has also seen a new variant. Brazil, home to the world’s second deadliest coronavirus pandemic, also has its own new variant from the north of the country, which researcher sbelieve is more transmissible.

“International flights to Brazil originating in or passing through the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Republic of South Africa are prohibited on a temporary basis,” the gazette said.

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