The Brazilian health regulatory agency—Anvisa—recommended that on Monday, March 28th that the country will be relaxing travel restrictions due to COVID-19 due to a drop in cases and deaths. For entry, travelers will only need to be full vaccinated and the quarantine mandate for not vaccinated travelers will be eliminated. People entering the country who have not been vaccinated will still need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, but the quarantine will be lifted immediately.
In addition, traveler health statements used to track COVID cases will no longer be required, effective immediately, while testing for vaccinated travelers will be suspended starting on May 1. According to the regulatory agency, it will be up to the Interministerial group to assess the epidemiological scenario to define the most appropriate date for easing health measures in Brazil.
“The recommendations can be reviewed by Anvisa, due to changes in the epidemiological scenario or in view of the need to adopt sanitary measures at ports, airports and borders to guarantee the health of the population”, says the agency, in press materials.
For more information, visit antigo.anvisa.gov.br.
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