Brazil rules out vaccine requirement for travellers

File: The Christ the Redeemer statue is one of the most visited site in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's tourism capital. AFP/Fabio Motta

BRASILIA - Brazil will not be requiring Covid-19 vaccination certificates from foreign travellers arriving in the country.

This is despite a recommendation from its national health regulator.

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President Jair Bolsonaro has compared Covid-19 certificate mandates to 'leashes' for animals.

Unvaccinated tourists will, however, be required to spend five days in quarantine.

The Brazilian health minister supports the move.


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