Routes for COVID-19 importation in Brazil

J Travel Med. 2020 May 18;27(3):taaa042. doi: 10.1093/jtm/taaa042.


The global outbreak caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. As the number of imported SARS-CoV-2 cases is on the rise in Brazil, we use incidence and historical air travel data to estimate the most important routes of importation into the country.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aircraft
  • Betacoronavirus
  • Brazil / epidemiology
  • COVID-19
  • Communicable Diseases, Imported / epidemiology*
  • Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Humans
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / epidemiology*
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Travel