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Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro vaccine passport requirement takes tourists by surprise

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On the first day of the Rio de Janeiro municipal decree requiring presentation of proof of vaccination against Covid-19 in collective use places, visitors experienced problems when accessing tourist attractions.

The rule issued by Mayor Eduardo Paes, applicable to locals and tourists alike, demands the "vaccine passport," through a physical vaccination booklet, a ConecteSUS digital wallet, or an official Municipal Health Secretariat certificate. International certificates are also accepted.

Tourists trying to visit Christ the Redeemer were among those who experienced problems because of the novelty. Friends Fernanda Gueretz, 26, Thalitta Borba, 28, and Heloísa . . .

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