Brazil Remains Open to Flights from the UK and Says It Is 'Following the Situation'

Anvisa is working on recommendation, but decision is up to a set of ministries


Although more than 40 countries have already banned flights from the United Kingdom to protect themselves from a coronavirus mutation, Brazil has so far limited itself to monitoring the situation and demanding a negative result in the RT-PCR test for any traveler who wants to enter national territory.

"Ordinance number 630, of December 17, 2020, in its article 7, requires a negative RT-PCR test for any traveler, Brazilian or foreign, who wants to enter Brazil by air, including passengers from the Kingdom Kingdom," said the Civil House in a note sent early Monday evening (21).

Covid-19's negative exam requirement was decreed last week, but it doesn't start until December 30.

"It is worth noting that the Crisis Committee for Supervision and Monitoring of the Impacts of Covid-19 monitors the coronavirus situation in Brazil and in the world on a daily basis", concludes the brief statement from the portfolio headed by general Walter Braga Netto.

Anvisa (National Health Surveillance Agency) informed that decisions about closing or opening borders and restrictive policies for entry into the country rest with an inter-ministerial group.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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