October 12 holiday should move more than 713 thousand travelers around Brazil

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October 12 holiday should move more than 713 thousand travelers around Brazil
Mon October 12, 2020

The airports of Brasilia and Santos Dumont, in Rio de Janeiro, will be one of the busiest in the period

More than 713 thousand people must pass through the main airports in the country between this Friday (09.10) and next Monday (12.10), the national holiday of Nossa Senhora Aparecida. The number is from a survey carried out by the Ministry of Tourism with the administrators of the Brazilian airport terminals. The International Airports of Brasília and Santos Dumont (RJ) will be one of the busiest in the country, receiving around 129 thousand and 75 thousand passengers during these days, respectively. Guarulhos expects a movement 20% greater than that normally registered.

For the minister of Tourism, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, the expectation is that this holiday will have a greater movement than the one of September 7 and that it will be another good step towards the resumption of the sector. "These growing numbers show the intention of Brazilians to explore national destinations and confidence in the health security protocols proposed by MTur, returning to tourist activities with responsibility and with all health care to prevent covid," he said.

Among the main destinations sought, the capital of São Paulo is among the favorites of travelers, in addition to Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Recife (PE) and Fortaleza (CE). Recently, a survey carried out by the Waze collaborative traffic and navigation app found that São Paulo (SP), the capital of Rio de Janeiro and Ceará, were among the cities with the highest passenger flow. In addition, the study also pointed out the preference of Brazilians for destinations close to home.

In May, the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) and the Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) implemented measures for airlines and airports. In addition to the permanent use of masks by passengers and employees, the distance of two meters between people and the cleaning of terminals and aircraft, the use of PPE (Individual Protection Equipment) by workers is indicated, depending on the situation; the encouragement of communication campaigns and the dissemination of audible warnings, among other actions.

Launched in June, the “Responsible Tourism - Clean and Safe” seal, made available by the Ministry of Tourism, seeks to assist the resumption of activities in the sector following biosafety requirements. (Access here) The agency published health protocols recommended for 15 segments that are part of the Register of Tourist Service Providers (Cadastur), in addition to a set of guidelines for visitors. Currently, the certificate has been issued by more than 22,700 tourist establishments in the country.


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