US bans entry of travelers to Brazil during pandemic

Brazilian tourists’ entry into the United States is restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the time being, entry into the country is only possible for citizens who have a valid visa and who are subject to a 14-day quarantine at any place with permitted access in US territory. Students and its members commencing courses in the US on or after August 1st List of National Interest Exceptions (such as journalists, students and academics enrolled in exchange programs) are also free.

In about 28 European countries, China, South Africa, Iran and Brazil, foreign nationals who have passed at least 14 days are still barred from entering the country.

Measures, validated from last year, get a higher proportion at the moment, even as vaccination progresses, the delta version of the coronavirus spreads between continents, delaying the prospect of reopening borders. In a decision announced in late July, the US ruled out lifting sanctions on foreigners.

For now, all travelers permitted to enter the country, including US citizens, must present a negative test result for COVID-19, PCR or antigen, or a medical certificate indicating the recovery of a previously contaminated patient. And there is no entry limit due to the specific type of vaccine administered.

However, according to the US Consulate General in Porto Alegre, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends postponing all travel by US citizens or other citizens until they are fully prepared for vaccination.

“To date, the US does not require vaccination to enter the country. For those who have valid travel documents and are not subject to travel restrictions, the CDC requires a negative PCR test within 72 hours of travel. ” Organ, by way of a note.

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The consulate advises travelers to check the CDC website frequently, as rules are subject to change. In addition, he suggests contacting the airline for information on US boarding, transit, and arrival rules.

Itamarati encourages Brazilians to obtain updated information on permissions and requirements for entry into other countries directly from the embassies and consulates of desired destinations, as they may be changed at any time. The guidance also applies to matters of connection in itineraries.

About the author: Sarah Gracie

Sarahis a reporter covering Amazon. She previously covered tech and transportation, and she broke stories on Uber's finances, self-driving car program, and cultural crisis. Before that, she covered cybersecurity in finance. Sarah's work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Politico, and the Houston Chronicle.

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