Brazil Left Out of Europe's Reopening for Tourists

Potential plans will allow travelers from countries with controlled pandemic and without variants and who have taken two doses of vaccine approved by the EU or WHO


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.

More movement is seen in the streets as the country begins slightly relaxing restrictions, as it prepares a staged end to Europes longest lockdown due to spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Venice, Italy, May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri - REUTERS

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

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