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.
#Brazil Security Alert: Brazilian truckers’ association strike disrupting normal fuel and goods distribution throughout Brazil. Consider taking steps to ensure adequate stock of household goods and water and conserve vehicle fuel during this time. https://t.co/HtmsTmcNzn pic.twitter.com/r1nuxc1qoc
— Travel – State Dept (@TravelGov) May 24, 2018
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
Brazil diesel prices slashed in effort to halt strike https://t.co/fUFhbPRi4w
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) May 24, 2018
Petrobras agrees to drop price of diesel for 15 days after truckers around Brazil go on strike & airports risk running out of fuel. Many assembly lines & shipments have screeched to a halt. Election implications on the line? You betcha https://t.co/s8dtK1KF3e
— Shannon Sims (@shannongsims) May 24, 2018
Brazil fuel crisis, where are we tonight:
* Petrobras granted temporary diesel cut as “goodwill gesture”
* Congress approved tax changes needed to make diesel cheaper
* Lorry drivers have not reacted to news nor called off strike
* Brazil is braced for BIG disruptions on Thursday
— Daniel Gallas (@danielgallas) May 24, 2018
Brazil’s truckers strike is starting to bite. They’re angry about rising fuel costs and are blocking highways. Now food supplies to Rio are slowing down and fuel supplies to Brasilia airport are drying up. President Temer asks for a truce. https://t.co/IfUEWROq1G
— Sebastian Smith (@SebastianAFP) May 23, 2018
Brazilian truckers stage a second day of strikes and road blockages on major roads in nearly all the 27 states to protest rising fuel costs https://t.co/NYzP26oUGt
— TRT World (@trtworld) May 23, 2018
Brazil’s government will meet with lorry drivers today to try to bring an end to strikes; companies are panicking, as distribution centres are seriously affected; if strikes carries on until Friday there could be chaos in the economy
— Daniel Gallas (@danielgallas) May 23, 2018
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