New Brazilian ordinance restricts entry of foreigners from UK, India and South Africa

The ordinance, requested by health regulator ANVISA, restricts the entry of foreigners from countries where the principal new coronavirus variants have arisen, in an attempt to avoid their spread in Brazil. Immediate family members and permanent residents are exempt from the ban.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An interministerial Ordinance published in the Federal Gazette on June 24, temporarily and exceptionally restricts the entry of foreigners from 3 countries into Brazil, as recommended by the Brazilian health regulatory agency (ANVISA). The goal is to prevent the entry of people infected by variants of the novel coronavirus.

In late May, ANVISA sent to the Ministries signing the decree (Chief of Staff, Justice and Health) some suggestions for regulation measures to contain the entry of new variants of the novel coronavirus.

Among the suggestions was the suspension of some exceptions to the entry of foreigners . . .

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