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Source: Republic of Brazil 2

ABOVEOpening, which includes the Friendship Bridge, will boost the flow of international visitors to our country

By Amanda Costa

Friendship Bridge, the main link between Brazil and Paraguay, was reopened. Credit: DNIT / Disclosure From this Thursday (15.10), Brazil reopens its land borders with neighboring Paraguay. The measure should boost trade and movement of tourists in the border region, mainly at the Friendship Bridge – the main link between the two countries. The announcement was made by the President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro. The borders between the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguaçu (PR) and the Paraguayan Ciudade del Este are reopened; Ponta Porã (MS) with Pedro Juan Caballero; and Mundo Novo (MS) with Saltos del Guaira. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the borders between the two countries were closed to fight the spread of the disease. When the gradual resumption of borders began, President Jair Bolsonaro and the President of Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benítez, made the commitment to employ the necessary health protocols to protect the citizens of both countries against Covid-19. In a joint statement, the countries highlighted the need for the economic recovery of border regions from the reactivation of trade, especially for the preservation of jobs. In this first stage, the release takes place from 5 am to 2 pm “The reopening of the borders between Brazil and Paraguay represents a milestone in the responsible and safe resumption of tourism between countries, especially shopping tourism”, highlighted the Minister of Tourism, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio. “With respect to the biosafety protocols, the tourism sector will be one of the pillars of the economic recovery of our country,” he evaluated. frontier – in general, by a street -, but that present economic and cultural integration. In these places, transit is permitted with proof of residence and that the neighboring country, such as Uruguay and Colombia, for example, gives treatment similar to the Brazilian. In other cases, the ordinance maintains the restriction for the entry of foreigners into the country for another 30 days.BRASIL AND PARAGUAY – Brazil is one of Paraguay’s main trading partners, with the approach reinforced from the opening of the Friendship Bridge over the Paraná River, in 1965. The flow of bilateral trade exceeds the figure of US $ 4 billion. And in 2019, Paraguayan tourists (406,500) were among those who visited Brazil the most, behind only Argentina (1.9 million) and the United States (590.5 thousand). Edition: Rafael Brais

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