UK does not recognize vaccination in South America

O programa de vacinação brasileiro não está entre os aceitos pelo Reino Unido

Rowena Rosa / Brazil Agency

Brazilian vaccination program not among UK approved programs

Last week, it was announced that the United Kingdom had eased entry restrictions into the country by bypassing the traffic light system and began adopting a single red list of high-risk countries, of which Brazil is also a part. Already today (22), the British government made official changes to the international travel rules that went into effect on 4 October, not recognizing any country’s vaccination schedules in South America.

In October, to qualify as fully vaccinated and with quarantine and additional testing on arrival in the UK, the international traveler must be on a list of non-high-risk countries, according to the British government; and be under one Vaccination programs approved in the UK, Europe or the USA At least 14 days prior to arrival with a full course of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Modern or Janssen vaccines.

In addition to travelers from the United States and Europe, tourists in the above circumstances are free to come from Australia, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Dominica, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Qatar. Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan or UAE.

If the traveler qualifies as fully vaccinated, they must book and pay for a two-day COVID-19 test – to be taken upon arrival in England; Complete the Passenger Tracking Form – anytime within 48 hours of your arrival in England; After reaching England, get tested for Kovid-19 till the second day.

According to the new rules, this vaccinated tourist from permitted countries will not be required to: test before departure, take a COVID-19 test in the country on the 8th; At home or at the place where you are staying for ten days after your arrival in England.

If the traveler is fully vaccinated, but does not qualify under these full immunization rules, he must comply with the unvaccinated rules. Check it out below.

  • Take a pre-departure COVID-19 test – to be taken three days prior to travel to England;
  • Book and pay for Day 2 and 8 COVID-19 tests – to be taken upon arrival in England;
  • Fill out the Passenger Tracking Form – anytime within 48 hours from arrival;
  • Quarantine at home or at a place of stay for ten days;
  • Get tested for Kovid-19 on or before the second day and on or after the eighth day.

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For travelers who have arrived in a Red Listed country or territory, such as Brazil, in the last ten days prior to arrival, you will only be able to enter the UK if you are a British or Irish citizen or if you have the right to reside in the UK. . And, even then, you must comply with all requirements applicable to non-vaccinated travelers described above.

check it out UK website with detailed rules.

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About the author: Cory Weinberg

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