Since Monday, lorry drivers have been blockading roads across nearly all states in the country, causing widespread disruption.

Late yesterday it was announced that Petrobas has agreed to temporarily cut the price of diesel in an effort to end the political unrest.  Some airports rely on trucks to deliver plane fuel causing potential shortages.

It is unclear whether the price cut will end the strikes – if you are in Brazil, you should be prepared for further delays and disruption.

From the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Summary: On Monday 21 May, lorry drivers began a nationwide strike which is affecting some fuel supplies. Although airports are currently operating as normal, as some receive fuel by lorry and have concerns about supplies, you should check with your airline before travelling that your flight is operating as normal.

from Travel Advice Summary, which can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/brazil

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