With the announcement of a ban on travelers from Brazil on Tuesday (13), the country adds entry barriers imposed as part of an effort to stem the advance of the Kovid-19 pandemic – specifically the Brazilian version of the virus — at least 22 countries. In. According to a survey based on data from the IATA (International Air Transport Association).
The data updated as of this Wednesday (14) refers only to countries that have adopted specific measures against Brazil. Thus, countries such as China, for example, which closed their borders in a more general way, are excluded from the survey.
People living in Brazil for 14 days prior to travel cannot enter Saudi Arabia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Oman, San Marino and the Vatican. In the UK, the safety margin is 10 days, but travelers must commit to remain on British soil for 11 nights.
In Germany, people who have gone to Brazil can enter only if they prove to be part of some exceptions to the rules, for example, a family member of a German citizen. Even neighboring Argentina closed its doors by the end of this month, whoever leaves Brazil.
According to Ita, flights from Brazil and South Africa are suspended until at least next Sunday (18), when restrictions in Bangladesh and Peru are also ending. On Monday (19), the barrier imposed by France and the next day, Pakistan should also fall.
The main fear of these countries is Brazil’s increased likelihood of coronovirus infection and malignancy. They are P.1, originally of Manaus and already prominent in at least six Brazilian states outside the Amazonas, and P.2, with great circulation in Brazil and first identified in Rio de Janeiro .
In addition to the strains of Brazil, variants of coronavirus have also been identified in the United Kingdom, South Africa, and the United States. In general, according to accumulated scientific knowledge so far, these new versions of coronavirus are more communicable and appear to result in uncontrolled epidemics and higher circulation of people – the case of Brazil.
The more the virus is transmitted, the greater the chance of mutation – some of which allow the virus to enter the cells or inhibit the neutralization of antibodies.
Thus, although most countries that have imposed sanctions on Brazil have higher transmission rates than Brazil, the measure is justified by the fear that the variant will exacerbate health crises, outstrip health systems, and increase the number of deaths Will increase
The transmission rate, also known as “R”, indicates how many people, on average, transmit the virus to each infected person; When it is above 1, it means that the fingering speed is increasing.
According to the data compiled by the portal in the data in our world, Iran has the highest index (1.43) out of the 22 countries analyzed. This means that every 100 other infected with coronovirus in Iran contaminates 143, which, in turn, infects another 204, infecting 292 and so on, causing the disease to spread more and more.
Brazil’s rate is 1.01 – the fifth lowest on the list – meaning, according to the index, that transmission is slow, but still progressive. Below R1, the countries included in the list are only San Marino (0.96), United Kingdom (0.93), Austria (0.91) and Italy (0.81).
Countries imposing constraints on Brazil