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Brazil cannot be used for anti-vaccine tourism, says Anvisa director

Brazil cannot be used for anti-vaccine tourism, says Anvisa director

boss National Health Surveillance Agency (Anfisa) Alex Campos said CNN This Monday (29) An Certificate of vaccination against Covid-19 It is essential for Brazil, especially with regard to border control, since “the country cannot be used for anti-vaccine tourism”.

The vaccine has proven effective in containing infections, reducing hospitalizations and containing deaths. We’re on the eve of the year-end celebrations, the holiday period, and Brazil is a tourist country. Brazil cannot be anti-vaccination tourism, for people who are not vaccinated in other countries and come to Brazil,” he said.

entered into force on Monday (29) Restrictions in Brazil on flights It has origin or transit through the Republic of South Africa, the Republic of Botswana, the Kingdom of Eswatini, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Republic of Namibia and the Republic of Zimbabwe.

The decision is based on the opinion of Anvisa recommending restrictions to contain the spread of the Ômicron variant, Classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as variously of concern, Technical evaluation by the Ministries of Health, Justice, Public Security, Infrastructure and the Civil House.

to me CNNCampos assessed that the use of vaccines as a frontier tool is “urgent”. According to him, “the epidemic is not over” and the time for “caution.”

“Anfisa advocates opening borders with health security. Anfisa’s measure is not a closure, but rather restrictions on arrivals into the country. We are talking about a science-backed protocol, and the result of vaccines is resounding from a public health point of view,” he said.

“People want to be on the side of those who are vaccinated, and we can’t encourage people to get into the country without the vaccine.”

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The decree supporting the restrictions was published last Saturday (27) in the form of command 660, which superseded Order No. 658 of October 5, 2021. Check Restrictions.