The Czech Republic is yet another European country to accept vaccinated Brazilians. To enter the country, you must present the International Certificate of Complete Vaccination in English
Fully vaccinated Brazilians can now travel on holiday to the Czech Republic. The opening of the European country to tourists from Brazil took place at the beginning of September, in addition to other European countries that opened their borders.
To enter the country, however, it is necessary to present the complete International Vaccination Certificate (with QR Code), in English, with one of the four vaccines recognized by the EMA (European Medicine Agency). The European health agency has approved AstraZeneca, Moderna and Janssen immunizers. For now, Coronavac is not accepted as it has been under review at the EMA since May this year.
Tourists must also fill in the “Arrival Form” online – available on the website plf.uzis.cz) – to obtain the QR Code that allows entry into the country. In addition, it is necessary to purchase travel insurance with coverage for the treatment of Covid-19.
With these documents, Brazilian tourists do not need to present a negative PCR test, nor do they quarantine to enter the Czech Republic. However, it is necessary to be aware of the requirements of the airline chosen to travel to the European country, as well as the places where you make a stopover, if necessary.
How to obtain the Vaccination Certificate against Covid-19
Although the Ministry of Health's International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (CIVP) is not yet valid for Covid-19, only for Yellow Fever, you can issue the Digital Certificate of Vaccination against Covid-19 issued by the Ministry of Health. ConnectSUS – platform of the Unified Health System (SUS).
We have already made a detailed post on how to obtain this document, but I will remember the main steps here. It is worth noting, however, that in principle the digital vaccination certificate has no international validity, leaving each country to decide on its acceptance. Therefore, before traveling, always check the rules with the embassy of the destination.
However, the document gathers all information about immunization against Covid-19, including a QR Code, as required by the Czech Republic to allow vaccinated Brazilians to enter.
1st step: Access to Conect SUS with the gov.br account
If you already have a gov.br account, just access the Conect SUS platform and click on the “Access” button in the blue block entitled “Citizen”. A new page will load, with a blue button at the bottom written “Entrar com gov.br”. Click on it and login.
For those who do not have a gov.br account, it will be necessary, first, to access this link and click on “Start”. On a new page that will open, click on the “Create your gov.br account” button and choose between the registration options: CPF, login with QR Code, your bank, your digital certificate and your digital certificate in the cloud. The simplest option is the CPF.
After filling in the requested data, the system will send a confirmation by e-mail or SMS, which you must copy and paste in the indicated field. Finally, you will be directed to the password creation area, with a minimum of 8 characters. Ready, your registration will be ready and you will be able to access the Connect SUS.
2nd step: Issuance of the vaccination certificate against Covid-19
After accessing Conect SUS on the web or in the application on your smartphone, click on the “Vaccinas” icon. In it, you will be able to see all the information related to your immunization, such as which type of vaccine and how many doses you received, manufacturing batch, dates and places of applications.
At the bottom of this page, you will see a button titled “Digital Vaccination Card”. Click on it. A document will be automatically generated, valid for one year, with all this information and a QR Code that can be used by the competent authorities to validate its authenticity. To save it, click on the “PDF” option at the top of the page. The website or app will download the certificate to your computer or smartphone.
Anyone who has already taken the two doses of the immunizer or the single dose of Jansen, can issue the certificate in Portuguese, Spanish or English. Just click on one of the flags of the corresponding countries, located next to the “PDF” button, to generate the document in the desired language. Citizens who have taken only one dose of the vaccines that require two applications to be immunized will only be able to issue the SUS digital certificate in Portuguese.
Which other European countries already accept vaccinated Brazilians
Like the Czech Republic, other European countries have already opened their borders to the entry of Brazilians, although our country is still considered a high-risk place for Covid-19.
Among the nations that already accept to receive Brazilian tourists fully vaccinated are Spain, Finland, Ireland, England, Portugal and Switzerland. Germany and France also accept, but with a restriction on those immunized with Coronavac, as in the Czech Republic.
However, as we have already warned, it is necessary to be aware of the rules of airlines and other countries where you need to stopover. In addition, although Brazilian tourists can disembark in these nations mentioned above, it is not guaranteed that they will be able to transit through other countries in the European Union and the Schengen Area.
The truth is that each country has its own requirements regarding the entry of tourists from other parts of the world. To help you know where it is possible to travel and what the requirements are, we will list some below:
- Germany: Persons fully vaccinated with one of the four vaccines recognized by the EMA – complete immunization being considered after 14 days of the second or single dose of Janssen. Requires EU Covid digital certificate or comparable proof of vaccination, digital or paper, in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish.
- Spain: any person fully vaccinated 14 days before travel, with a corresponding vaccination certificate.
- Finland: Fully vaccinated tourists, with full immunization at least 7 days before travel.
- France: Fully vaccinated Brazilian travelers can enter the country if they present proof of complete vaccination and a solemn declaration that they do not show any symptoms of infection by Covid-19, nor have they had contact with people who have tested positive.
- Netherlands: accepts vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency and the World Health Organization (WHO). Immunization is considered complete after the following deadlines: 14 days after the second dose or 28 days after the single dose of Janssen. This European country accepts proof of vaccination (physical or digital) issued by the Ministry of Health of Brazil in Portuguese.
- England: tourists fully vaccinated against covid-19 must, before traveling, schedule and pay for a Covid-19 test to be carried out on the second day after arriving in the country. In addition, they must complete the passenger location form and will only be able to leave the quarantine if the test result is negative.
- Ireland: No testing or quarantine is required if the traveler presents valid proof of vaccination, in English or Irish, or of recovery from Covid-19. The country accepts vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency and considered complete immunization after 15 days of the second dose of AstraZeneca, seven days of the second dose of Pfizer-Biontech and 14 days of the second dose of Moderna or the single dose of Janssen.
- Portugal: accepts Brazilian tourists upon presentation of a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours of departure or a rapid antigen test performed within 24 hours of travel.
- Switzerland: receives Brazilian tourists fully vaccinated with immunizers approved by the WHO. The country considers complete immunization 11 days after the application of the second dose of vaccines or 22 days after the date of vaccination with the single dose of Janssen. Travelers can present the paper proof of vaccination that was provided by the Brazilian vaccination post.
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