Jair Bolsonaro’s government released a new measure this Monday imposing a number of requirements for entry into Brazilian territory for both residents and foreigners.
The measure, which came into force on December 20, corresponds to the decision of the Federal Court of Justice to require a vaccination certificate from all travelers entering Brazil from abroad. According to the document, people arriving in the country must provide the airline responsible for the flight with a printed or electronic vaccination certificate before boarding.
Cans should be World Health Organization (WHO) approved vaccines, the National Health Surveillance Agency of Brazil (Anvisa) or the authorities of the country where the traveler was vaccinated, “The last dose or single dose was used at least 14 days before the date of dispatch”, according to what was published in the measure.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ARRIVING BY PLANE
Before boarding, the passenger must present a document to the airline responsible for the flight stating that a test to detect a coronavirus infection or an antigen test has been carried out, the result of which must be negative, performed within twenty-four (24) hours prior to shipment, or laboratory RT-PCR, performed within seventy-two (72) hours prior to shipment.
If the flight requires connections or stopovers during which the passenger has to stay in a restricted area of the airport, the aforementioned deadlines are taken into account in relation to the entry into the first leg of the journey.
In the event that during the connections or stopovers the passenger is not in a restricted area of the airport that is subject to migration and that also exceeds seventy-two (72) hours after the completion of the RT-PCR test or twenty-four (24) hours of the antigen “the traveler must present a document at check-in prior to embarkation for Brazil that proves the performance of a new test, an RT-PCR or an antigen with a negative result” from Covid-19.
What is more, the passenger must present a completed, printed or electronic form of the passenger’s health declaration (DSV) to the airline responsible for the flight before boarding., within a maximum of twenty-four (24) hours before boarding your flight to Brazil, by declaring that you agree to the hygiene measures to be observed during your stay in the country.
In addition, You must provide the airline responsible for the flight with a printed or electronic vaccination certificate prior to boarding, confirming that you have been vaccinated with the doses or single doses of the approved vaccines from the National Health Surveillance Agency of Brazil (Anvisa) or from the World Health Organization (WHO) or from the authorities of the country in which the traveler has stayed. The last or single dose application must be received at least fourteen (14) days prior to the flight date.
WHO SHOULD NOT PROVIDE VACCINE PROTECTION
Within the measure there are some exceptions by the Brazilian state for certain passengers who are exempt from presenting the vaccination card. These include people with a health condition that makes vaccination contraindicatedif this is confirmed by a medical certificate.
Also Those who are not old enough to be vaccinated will be fired according to the criteria set by the Brazilian Ministry of Health. What’s more The certificate is not compulsory for those entering for humanitarian reasons or from countries with low vaccination rates published by the Brazilian Ministry of Health and posted on the Ministry’s website.
Finally, Brazilian citizens and foreign nationals residing in Brazil who are not fully vaccinated are not covered by the measure.
It is important to emphasize Travelers exempt from presenting a vaccination certificate upon entry into Brazil must be quarantined for fourteen (14) days in the city of the final destination and at the address that is entered in the traveler’s health declaration (DSV).
This quarantine can be interrupted if the passenger presents a negative result of an RT-PCR test or an antigen test from the fifth day after the start of the quarantine, as long as the passenger does not have any symptoms related to. has the coronavirus.
Brazilians and foreigners residing in Brazil who left the country before December 14th of the current year are exempt from presenting a vaccination card or quarantine upon return.. However, they must have a negative PCR or antigen test result as per the errors discussed above.
THE COUNTRIES FROM WHICH FLIGHTS ARE Suspended
The Brazilian government has suspended entry into its territory for foreign passengers who have been in the Republic of South Africa, the Republic of Botswana, the Kingdom of Essuatini, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Republic of Namibia, and the Republic in the last fourteen (14) days prior to boarding have Zimbabwe
Unless foreigners have permanent or permanent residence in Brazilian territory and even if they are the spouse, partner, child, parent or guardian of a Brazilian.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY OVER LAND
To enter the Brazilian territory by land, the same measures are required as by air, ie Vaccination certificate, printed or digital, with the doses or single doses of the approved vaccines by the National Health Surveillance Agency of Brazil (Anvisa) or by the World Health Organization (WHO) or by the authorities of the country in which the traveler has stayed during the periods mentioned above.
The vaccination card must be presented to those responsible for cross-border passenger transport by road and rail.
The measure provides for the same exemptions to present the vaccination card, for the individuals indicated in the requirements for those arriving by air.
REQUIREMENTS FOR WATER INLET
When entering Brazil by water or sea, The government approved the carriage of Brazilian or foreign passengers only in the territorial waters of the country on sea cruises.
The approval to which the measure relates is subject to the previous edition of the Ministry of Health ordinance, which obliges companies to anticipate epidemiological scenarios such as Covid-19 outbreaks on ships and the conditions for compliance with passenger quarantine.
“The operation of ships for the transport of passengers in national ports is subject to the issuance of an operating plan within the competence of the municipality and the state, which defines the conditions for the health care of the passengers disembarked in their territory and for the local execution. active epidemiological surveillance “, can be read in the dimension.
“The hygienic conditions for embarking and disembarking passengers and crew members on cruises in Brazilian territorial waters, including those with foreign crew and without passengers from another country on board, are set out in a specific law of the National Health Inspection Authority.”adds the document.
It is very important to underline that in the final recitals of the measure adopted by the Brazilian government, it is emphasized that “Vaccination vouchers will not be accepted for which the data given in the sections are only available in QR code format or in another coded language ”. They also indicate that nor will they “accept COVID-19 recovery certificates instead of proof of full vaccination”.
Finally, the documents required for the action and issued abroad must be presented in Portuguese, Spanish or English.