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Brazil eases COVID-19 restrictions for international tourists

Taking the temperature of travelers at Congonhas airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil on May 31, 2021. (Photo courtesy: Reuters)

Job easing restrictions on epidemic prevention COVID-19 for international tourists entering Brazil comes amid a health crisis that has subsided in this South American country.

Anvisa said that Brazilian citizens and foreigners who have received the COVID-19 vaccine are now exempt from presenting proof of a negative or “undetectable” COVID-19 test (the result is “undetectable”). present” indicates that no SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA was found in the biological sample submitted for testing). They are only required to present proof of adequate vaccination, either by paper or electronic certificate.

In general, under the new regulations, vaccination certificates form the basis of national border policy for all modes of transport.“, Anvisa said in a statement.A certificate of complete vaccination is required for all eligible individuals and those intending to enter Brazil.l”.

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Brazil is currently the country with the third highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world with over 29.99 million cases. (Photo: AP)

Under this regulation, a traveler is considered to be fully vaccinated after having received two basic doses or one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, depending on the type of vaccine. Anvisa says vaccinations must be completed at least 14 days before departure.

Travelers who have not received two doses of the vaccine, provided they are Brazilian citizens and foreigners residing in the country, must present a COVID-19 test with negative or “undetectable” results. “, Anvisa added.

The agency also notes that foreigners who live abroad and are not fully vaccinated are still affected entry ban into the country, except as not detailed in the declaration.

To date, the total number of people infected with COVID-19 in Brazil is over 29.99 million cases, the third highest in the world after the US and India, including more than 660,000 deaths, the second highest after the US.

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