Criticized by Bolsonaro, vaccine passport advances in 249 cities in Brazil

In the capital of Rio de Janeiro, the municipal decree establishing the proof of vaccination requirement increased the number of immunized people, but it is still controversial. Universities - which are not covered by the decree - are considering adopting a similar measure.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Criticized by the federal government, decrees requiring the presentation of a vaccine passport in public collective spaces are gaining ground in municipalities. Independently, institutions such as the Court of Appeals and the Prosecutor's Office of São Paulo also require immunization to enter their premises.

Rules with this requirement are now a reality in 249 municipalities, equivalent to 10.1% of the cities that answered the survey conducted by the National Confederation of Municipalities (CNM).

The North Region stands out as having more cities with these rules (20.7%); while the Southeast is in last . . .

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