White House imposes coronavirus travel ban on Brazil

Posted at 6:03 PM, May 24, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Sunday broadened its travel ban against countries hard-hit by the coronavirus by denying admission to foreigners who have been in Brazil in the two weeks before they sought entry to the U.S.

President Donald Trump has now banned travel from China, Europe and the United Kingdom.

He had said last week that he was considering similar restrictions for Brazil. The restrictions are scheduled to take effect late Thursday.

As with the other bans, it does not apply to legal permanent residents. A spouse, parent or child of a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident also would be allowed to enter the country.

The U.S. leads the world in the number of confirmed cases, followed by Brazil, now Latin America’s hardest-hit country. Third on the list is Russia.