International flyers arrived at Rio de Janeiro's Galeao International Airport, on Friday, after Brazil recommenced international flights on July 29, which were banned in March due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking of his experience on the arriving Lufthansa flight Robert Henrique said, «I come from Europe. What I think is important about this reopening is safety. My flight had so much concern from the crew on safety. If we all do our part, I think that the spreading of the virus will greatly reduce, and that is what we need, that each one does his part. That we don't wait for others to do it. This way the reopening will be much faster.»
Another passenger Mark said, «the flights are packed. There's not enough room, we are not receiving any protection from the airlines. Then there's the issue of embarking, its crowded and there's no control.»
According to local reports, tourists are permitted to enter Brazil from any country, as long as they have health insurance.
Brazil has been one of the nations worst hit by the coronavirus outbreak in the world, with confirmed cases standing at 2.6 million, and 91,263 people having died with the disease according to Johns Hopkins University data.