Brazil's Airports Enter New Era of Minimal International Flights and Temperature Checks

Viracopos received order to remove aircraft from runway, and Confins reinforces cleaning of the terminal

Rio de Janeiro , Ribeirão Preto and Belo Horizonte

Brazilian airports with high traffic like Galeão, in Rio, Viracopos in Campinas (SP), and Confins, in Minas, are experiencing decreased international traffic.

Most airports are sanitizing common areas of the terminals. Galeão started measuring passenger temperature, and Viracopos received orders from airlines to collect aircraft.

Guarulhos's Airport (Foto: Zanone Fraissat/Folhapress, COTIDIANO)

Rio's Galeão airport has also experienced the cancelation of international flights by airlines. On domestic routes, the pandemic has already significantly impacted the operation. The daily average in the first 20 days of March 2019 was 217 movements, between landings and take-offs, operated. The average for the month of March this year, until the 23rd, was 62 movements per day.

Despite the reduction in flights, the two runways continue to function normally. Some passengers say they were scared when they landed in Brazil by the lack of information and procedures after the coronavirus.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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