The council of Anvisa (National Health Surveillance Agency) unanimously approved on August 11 the opening of a public consultation on the proposed resolution that will regulate the new health security protocol for aircraft and airports in Brazil, with the aim of strengthening the fight against Covid-19. Public Consultation No. 894/20 will be open to receive contributions between August 26 and September 9, 2020.
The debate on this issue, which was already foreseen in the regulatory agenda 2017-2020, had its urgency accentuated with the declaration of emergency in public health in a global scope, which led to the need to improve sanitary control methods in ports , airports and borders.
Even presenting measures to reduce the transmission of the coronavirus in Brazil, such as the dissemination of general guidelines for entering the country through airports, the assignment of health inspection teams and the maintenance of medical posts to detect suspicious cases, the federal government had strengthen existing public health measures and establish others.