In a tense meeting, the government yielded to quarantine to avoid a decision by the Supreme

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The meeting in which the Jair Bolsonaro (PL) government decided to require a quarantine of five days for unvaccinated travelers entering Brazil was tense, according to reports made to the CNN by meeting participants.

The president’s resistance to the adoption of the vaccine passport and to any restrictive measures guided a large part of the conversation. According to the assessment of technicians, the determination of quarantine was like winning a battle and, according to reports, it was only accepted in view of the possibility of the Federal Supreme Court taking the decision.

On Monday (6), Minister Luís Roberto Barroso determined that the Ministries of Justice and Public Security, Health, Infrastructure and the Civil House were heard within 48 hours about the delay in updating the rules for the entry of travelers into the country – especially after the discovery of the Ômicron variant.

Given this scenario, the assessment of government technicians is that, in practice, even without adopting the vaccine passport, the government ended up indirectly accepting the recommendation of Anvisa (National Health Surveillance Agency). This is because those who present proof of vaccination to enter the country will not need to undergo a five-day quarantine.

A CNN found that the ordinance, which should be published on Wednesday (8) in the Official Gazette of the Union, will establish a kind of monitoring of the quarantine.

The text should require the traveler to take an RT-PCR test 72 hours prior to boarding. Anvisa must receive the Traveler’s Health Declaration (DSV) and pass this data on to the Strategic Health Surveillance Information Center in the states, which will be responsible for monitoring the isolated. The idea is that the measure is adopted for any traveler, regardless of country of origin.

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Reference: CNN Brasil

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