Trips from Brazil to Europe will be left out of the new reopening rules for tourists, announced this Monday (3) by the European Commission (EU Executive).
The proposal sent to the European Council - which brings together governments from the bloc's member countries - applies to the entry into the Schengen zone, with free internal transit in the EU - except Ireland -, and in Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Since March, non-essential travel has been banned in this area. The plan is that they will be allowed from June onwards for travelers from places with a "controlled epidemiological situation".
The proposed limit is a rate of up to 100 new cases of Covid-19 per 100 thousand inhabitants in 14 days. In Brazil, according to the most recent data from ECDC (European Disease Control Center), the current rate of contagion is fourfold: 400 new cases per 100 thousand inhabitants in 14 days.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon