After Germany and Spain, Portugal allows entry of Brazilian tourists

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Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. Photo: Nuno M. Maia/Shutterstock

After one and a half years, Portugal is once again allowing tourists from Brazil to enter the country for tourism. The measure was issued on Wednesday in Portugal’s official gazette, and is already in force. The decision is valid until September 16, “and may be revised at any time, depending on the evolution of the epidemiological situation.” It revokes a previous government order extending the ban on non-essential travel for Brazilians to Portugal until at least the end of September.

Now, Brazilians may enter Portugal without the need to observe a 14-day quarantine, having only to present proof of a negative Covid-19 test. However, the government has not yet declared requirements for proof of vaccination and whether the CoronaVac, one of the most used immunizers in Brazil, will be recognized.

Portugal’s decision comes shortly after Spain and Germany allowed the entry of Brazilians last month. To enter the former, tourists must be fully vaccinated with an immunizer approved by the World Health Organization. The same rules apply to Brazilians visiting Switzerland. Meanwhile, in Germany, as well as in France, Brazilians are only allowed entry if they have taken vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency — which excludes CoronaVac. 

Even while more and more nations begin to allow entry to Brazilian tourists once more, Brazil is still the country which faces the most severe travel restrictions. Countries such as Argentina, Peru, Chile, Canada, Australia, and Thailand, to name but a few, are still completely closed to Brazilians.