The Federal Regional Court of the 5th Region (TRF-5) overturned the injunction that prevented foreigners from disembarking at Pinto Martins International Airport, in Fortaleza. The injunction was overturned at the request of the Attorney General’s Office (AGU). The decision came minutes before the Latam plane landed that arrived from Miami, at dawn this Thursday (26/03).
The Federal Government restricted, for a period of 30 days, the air landing of foreigners from eight countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Guyana, French Guiana, Paraguay, Peru and Suriname. However, the injunction obtained by the Federal Public Ministry (MPF) prohibited, in Fortaleza, the disembarkation of foreigners from all countries that have an official number of dead or infected by the new coronavirus. According to AGU, this injunction affected Latam’s operations.
According to the company, in addition to the Thursday morning flight, another 15 international planes, with a total capacity of 3,742 passengers, are expected to arrive in Fortaleza in the next seven days.
The AGU, in its refusal to TRF-5, argued that the injunction of the first degree judge assumed competence that belongs to the World Health Organization (WHO),
National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) and Ministries of Health, Civil House and Infrastructure. He also pointed out that the measure faces the separation of powers. He added that the suspension of regular air transport makes it impossible to return Brazilian citizens abroad.
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