France suspended all flights from Brazil on Tuesday due to fears over the increasing coronavirus variant that has been badly effected the country.

Prime Minister Jean Castex declared the suspension of flights to parliament, "We note that the situation is getting worse and so we have decided to suspend all flights between Brazil and France until further notice"


It is noted that travellers from Brazil already needed to test negative for Covid-19 before their departure and upon arrival in France, and also mandatory quarantine for 10 days. But the France government was also facing mounting calls from health experts for a flight suspension to break the chain of infection.

Boris Vallaud, a lawmaker for the opposition party, said the flight suspension is necessary and a very good decision by the France Govt.

The prime minister’s office directed that the suspension would start from Wednesday, and concerns flights from Brazil to France. Air France cancelled all its flights both to and from Brazil on Wednesday and said its flight schedule beyond that would depend on government directions.

Now a day, France has had 5.1 million coronavirus cases since the pandemic starts, the highest number in Europe, and has seen approx 99,000 people die due to this pendamic. The country is facing another wave of coronavirus infections.

To stop France’s hike in cases, restrictions on travel and movement are made nationwide, with a night curfew. Schools are also closed fot three weeks

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