January 28, 2022

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Tiago Queiroz/Estadão - 1/7/2021

Micron: See which countries are banning the entry of Brazilians – Health

SAO PAULO – Discovery of Variation Omigron It prompted countries to take new measures in an effort to control the epidemic. From the closure of borders for tourists coming from the south of Africa to these restrictions, the strain was first detected, and the decision taken by Israel, Japan and Morocco to completely prevent foreigners from entering.

In a document sent to governments this Monday, the 29th, The The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the global risk of micron variant is “very high”.. According to the organization, the main concerns are the spread, the survival of existing vaccines and the severity of the new strain. However, these hypotheses still need to be tested scientifically.

New variant already detected in Brazil (Two confirmed cases in Sao Paulo) And on all other continents. National Institute of Health Monitoring (ANVISA) Closed air borders for passengers From six countries: South Africa, Botswana, Swatini, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

On Saturday night, Anvisa released a complementary technical note indicating that four countries – Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia – would be added to the control list. However, after a meeting with other federal agencies, it was decided that “more clarity was needed on the epidemiological situation” before adding new countries to the list, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said.

See restrictions for Brazilian travelers in each country:

Israel

With the Ômicron case confirmed, Israel became the first country on Saturday to close its borders completely, and said it would use telephone surveillance technology to prevent the spread of the strain. The ban, which affects Brazilians and other nationals, is expected to last 14 days, Prime Minister Naphtali Bennett said.

Japan

Japan has announced it will close its borders to foreigners from midnight to prevent the spread of the Ômicron variant. The country’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has said that Japanese and permanent residents returning from countries where Ômicron has already been identified should be isolated in government – designated facilities.

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No deadline has been set for the end of restrictions applicable to Brazilians. This Tuesday, the 30th, Japan confirmed the first case of variance.

Australia

Earlier this Wednesday, Australia announced on Monday that it was delaying the reopening of the international border scheduled for December 1 for another two weeks. In addition, if the situation worsens until then, Brazilians will have to wait for a limited time or for new definitions. The change occurs after the country has reported the first cases of the Ômicron variant. At least two people in the country have already tested positive for the strain.

United Kingdom

The UK has banned non-British residents from ten South African countries, and British and Irish residents from those countries must be isolated in a government-approved hotel for ten days.

To control the spread, Prime Minister Boris Johnson re-announced the need to wear the mask in public on public transport and in shops a few months after his suspension. Brazilians in the United Kingdom must follow the new rules.

Travelers wishing to leave the country should have a PCR test on the second day after arrival and isolate themselves until a negative result is obtained, Johnson told a news conference Saturday. “The measures we are taking today, including our borders and masks, are temporary and preventive measures and we will review them in three weeks,” he said.

Canada

To prevent the spread of the Ômicron variant, Canada has announced that it will close its borders to foreign travelers to seven South African countries: South Africa, Botswana, Swatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

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United States

In the United States, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State Department on Saturday advised against travel to eight countries in South Africa. The list is similar to Canada with the addition of Malawi. No restrictions on U.S. residents and citizens.

In late October, the US government established that non-citizen or non-immigrant travelers must be fully vaccinated against Govt-19 and submit proof of vaccination before leaving the country.

European union

The European Union last week announced restrictions on travel to seven South African countries: Botswana, Ezwatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

According to WHO Director-General Tetros Adanom, countries such as South Africa and Botswana should be thanked for detecting and reporting the new strain and not being fined. “Micron demonstrates exactly why the world needs a new epidemic agreement: our current system encourages nations to warn others about the inevitable back-threatening threats,” he explained.

France

From next Saturday, the French government announced on Wednesday that travelers from outside the European Union must submit a PCR test with a negative result within 48 hours of entering the country, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated. Whether or not against Govt-19. For those from other countries in the group, but who have not received an application from an immunization agent, the diagnostic test should be performed within 24 hours.

Holland

In response to the increase in the number of cases, the Netherlands tightened controls on the control of the corona virus. Entertainment venues such as bars, museums, cinemas and cafes are expected to close at 5pm for the next three weeks.

Last Friday, Dutch health officials announced Of the 600 passengers on board from South Africa, 61 were Covid-19 cases. In total, 13 tests were positive for the Ômicron variant. The Netherlands has banned all flights from South Africa, but both KLM flights have already departed.

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The Dutch government said on Tuesday that a micron variant of the corona virus was already in the country on November 19 – a week earlier than previously believed. Further experiments are being carried out to determine how quickly this variant has spread across the country.

Switzerland

Switzerland said on Monday that anyone from any country on the list of developing countries, whether vaccinated or not, should be isolated for ten days. With the confirmation of cases in Sao Paulo, the move now affects Brazilians as well.

India

இந்தியா India makes the COVID-19 test mandatory for travelers from a dozen countries, including South Africa and the United Kingdom, where micron variants have been detected. The decision was implemented on Wednesday, January 1, after it was confirmed that a returnee from South Africa had been infected with Govt-19, although it is not yet clear what type of virus he was infected with.

Poland

Poland announced on Monday a ban on flights to seven African countries. Amid concerns about the new Ômicron variant of the corona virus, the country will extend the isolation period for some travelers and reduce the number of persons allowed in places such as restaurants.

Morocco

Morocco on Sunday announced a two-week ban on entry for all travelers and Moroccan citizens. The regulation, which includes countries that have not yet confirmed Ômicron cases, went into effect on Monday. /With international companies