Bad news for people traveling to Brazil: Brazil’s National Aviation agency has authorized airlines to charge additional fees for checked baggage, as low-cost companies do. Before, travelers could check one piece weighing up to 23kg.
The government says that the change will lower fares.
For those traveling within Brazil, more bad news: the country has suspended the issuing of passports due to a major financial crisis. The National Treasury owes over $5 million to the document services provider, the Brazilian mint.
There is no timetable for the service to be resumed.