Brazil tries to reassure tourists airports are OK

Brazil government tries to reassure tourists that unfinished WCup airports won't be a problem

Brazil tries to reassure tourists airports are OK

SAO PAULO (AP) -- Overseas fans coming to the World Cup will arrive at airports where upgrades will not be complete.

The chronic delays in airport renovations have matched stadium construction, but the Brazilian government is reassuring visitors they won't have problems on arrival.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Brazil's Civil Aviation Minister, Wellington Moreira Franco, said that although some of the "work won't be finished, all airports will be prepared to adequately" receive World Cup tourists.

A day earlier, President Dilma Rousseff used her weekly radio show to "guarantee" the airports will be ready.

Updated : 2021-03-07 20:29 GMT+08:00