Anvisa Starts Requiring Vaccination for Entry into Brazil at Airports and Land Borders

Agency said that the Supreme Court order must be followed; government has not yet published ordinance with new rules

The National Health Surveillance Agency said this Monday (13) that it has started to require vaccination certificates from those entering Brazil by air or land. The requirement follows an injunction decision by Luís Roberto Barroso, Supreme Court Justice, who ordered the government to bar the entry of unvaccinated people.

The Jair Bolsonaro (PL) government has not yet published an ordinance to adapt to the injunction, released this Saturday (11). The text should provide more details on how to require vaccination, but the disclosure of the ordinance was hampered by doubts about how to inspect the "vaccine passport."

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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