Major Events Will Have to Require a 'Vaccine Passport' in The City of São Paulo

Rule becomes effective on the 30th; city hall will launch an application to be used by attendees and organizers

São Paulo

Starting on the 30th, anyone who wants to participate in major events in the city of São Paulo will have to prove that they took at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Mayor Ricardo Nunes announced the "vaccine passport" rule during the start of the vaccination of 12-year-old children with comorbidities, at Shopping Vila Olímpia, in the south of the city.

The mayor even included bars and restaurants in the measure, but hours later, the city backtracked and said the vaccine passport will be a "recommendation" for these sectors.

The Secretary of Health, Edson Aparecido, said that by Friday (27) the city will release a proof-of-vaccination application to be used by São Paulo residents. "When that application is launched, just register on the city hall website, informing where and when you were immunized. After checking the information, the person will be authorized to enter the locations," he said.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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