Vaccine Passport Is Required by Airlines on Departure to Brazil

Supreme Court Justice Luís Roberto Barroso made the presentation of proof mandatory

Airlines are already requiring travelers to present proof of vaccination against Covid when they board to Brazil.

The requirement of the vaccine certificate began last Monday (13), after a preliminary decision by Supreme Court Justice Luís Roberto Barroso.

Only people who can prove that they were unable to take the vaccine for medical reasons, who are returning from countries without available doses of the immunizing agent, or for exceptional humanitarian reasons, are exempt from showing the certificate.

On Monday, despite the requirement, passengers arriving at São Paulo International Airport, in Guarulhos, said they did not need to show their vaccination documents.

Anvisa said that the vaccine verification was done by sampling. Barroso then informed that the control of vaccination should be carried out by the airlines at the time of boarding. The Supreme Court justice also ordered the collection of proof of the vaccine from those who arrive in Brazil by land.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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