Proof of Covid vaccination still required to enter Brazil as mid-year vacation gets underway

Although the Bolsonaro government has always been opposed to requiring proof of vaccination from travelers to Brazil, the country is still not a vacation option for the unvaccinated. Blame this on the Supreme Court STF, which ruled over Bolsonaro's head in December 2021 that Brazil must not become an "anti-vaccine" destination.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The irony could not be greater. Brazil has an openly vaccine-critical president who already 2021 did not want to impose any covid requirements on tourists traveling to the country. And yet, even today, you can't enter Brazil unvaccinated and without proof of full vaccination against SARS-CoV-2.

Summer vacation is underway in the Northern Hemisphere, with thousands of tourists seeking distant getaways after two years confined at home due to Covid-19.

“We had to show vaccination cards even before we showed our passports,” says Silvio Andrade, a Brazilian living with his family . . .

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