Brazil Changes Entry Rules, Adding Quarantine for Unvaccinated Arrivals

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December 9. International passengers arriving into Brazil by plane who are not vaccinated will have to quarantine for five days in the city they’re visiting, in line with new rules published on Thursday.

In addition to the current requirement that travelers present a negative COVID-19 test before departing for Brazil, from Saturday unvaccinated passengers will now have to quarantine for five days at the address registered in their traveler declaration form, the government announced. Once the five days are up, travelers must submit a second negative test and check-in with local health authorities before they’re permitted to leave quarantine.

Brazil has been an outlier in South America and indeed much of the world with its relaxed border policies, particularly concerning unvaccinated arrivals. Antonio Barra Torres, Brazil’s top health official, told the Associated Press that the new quarantine policy will “mean discouragement of anti-vaccine tourism to Brazil.” However, the rules are still pretty vague; it has not yet been made clear how quarantine will be tracked by health officials or even implemented.

Source: Lonely Planet

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