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DUE TO COVID-19, U.S. ANNOUNCES TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS FOR BRAZIL

On May 21, 2020, The Trump administration announced that it was restricting entry for travelers from Brazil, one of the countries hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. In a White House proclamation, President Donald Trump said he was restricting nearly all non-U.S. citizens from coming to the U.S. if they were physically present in Brazil during the 14-day period prior to travel. The travel ban does not apply to permanent U.S. residents, their spouses, legal guardians of permanent residents under the age of 21 and other groups.

As of the day of the proclamation, Brazil had more than 347,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University. Only the U.S. has more, with over 1.6 million. Trump has previously suspended and limited the entry of travelers from other coronavirus hotspots, including China, Iran and Europe.

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