Sao Paulo: Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court (STF) determined that all foreigners entering the country should present a certificate verifying that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The decision was made at the request of the Brazilian political party Sustainability Network given the federal government’s decision to allow unvaccinated people to enter the country with a five-day quarantine.
The STF’s policy came into effect on Saturday. Until then, Brazil had required a negative PCR test to enter the country.
More than 65 per cent of the Brazilian population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Brazil is among the countries hardest hit by COVID-19 worldwide, ranking second only after the United States in terms of death tolls, and third in terms of caseload after the United States and India.