New repatriation flight between Brazil and Portugal

With direct commercial and private flights between Brazil and Portugal suspended to March 31, the Portuguese embassy in Brasilia has announced a new repatriation flight to leave Campinas in São Paulo on March 29 bound for Lisbon. Passengers will have to prove humanitarian reasons for taking the flight, and be bound by measures including the presentation of a negative PCR test for Covid-19 and the requirement for 14-day quarantine following arrival. The flight is available only to Portuguese, EU or Schengen space citizens, and those from third countries with legal residency in Portugal. According to a recent report by NPR news: “Brazil is taking over as the new global epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has registered more than 284,000 deaths, the world’s second highest number. More people are dying in Brazil every day than in the U.S. from the coronavirus. Infections are surging, overwhelming hospitals and funeral services…many fear that an even greater catastrophe is looming”