New Year's Eve 2021 in the Marvelous City: learn about the main changes in the New Year in Rio de Janeiro

the party of New Year's Eve in Rio de Janeiro is, without a doubt, the most famous in Brazil – and also in the world. Every year, thousands of people eagerly await the fireworks display on the Copacabana waterfront, an impressive light show. 

However, at the turn of the year from 2020 to 2021, the New Year's party in Rio de Janeiro will not be the same. on account of new coronavirus pandemic, the celebrations will undergo many changes. Check out everything that will change. 

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What will the new year be like in Rio de Janeiro?

What will the new year be like in Rio de Janeiro? See New Year's Eve 2021 updates

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In 2020, the traditional New Year of the Rio de Janeiro it will be very different. This is because, with the increase in the number of cases of COVID-19 in the country, changes were necessary to avoid the agglomeration of people and, consequently, the contagion. 

To contain the spread of the disease, fireworks were canceled in Rio de Janeiro, following the same steps as in other Brazilian capitals, such as Sao Paulo, savior and Florianopolis. 

Despite this, Riotur (the city's tourism agency) announced that stages will be installed in six tourist spots in the state capital, for concerts. However, the idea is for the public to follow everything from a distance, to avoid contagion. The areas of these shows will be blocked, preventing people from accessing, and the transmission will take place live on television and the internet. In addition, the city's subway will only run until 8 pm on New Year's Eve, a measure to prevent many people from crowding on the beach.

On its website, Riotur also promised, in addition to the shows, an exciting surprise, which will only be discovered on New Year's Eve, but which everyone will be able to follow from their homes. According to the institution, “andThis new model will create an atmosphere of respect, with tributes to the victims of Covid-19 and also to the professionals who are on the front lines of the fight against the pandemic”. To access the Riotur website, Click here

This is the information issued by the city of Rio de Janeiro so far. However, amid the worrying increase in cases and deaths caused by the disease in recent weeks, the prefecture issued a note, where decided to better evaluate this new format. The change will be announced in the next few days.   

Bars and restaurants in Rio de Janeiro at the turn of 2021

What will the new year be like in Rio de Janeiro? See New Year's Eve 2021 updates

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In addition to the news for new year 2021 in Rio de Janeiro, establishments, such as bars and restaurants, must follow the distance rules, from one to two meters, and have a maximum capacity of two thirds of the public. However, there will be no time limit to work. 

In addition, unlike the state of Rio, the city hall of the capital of Rio de Janeiro, so far, is allowing dance floors and there is also no ban on people drinking while standing in bars. 

New protocols may be announced at any time by the city of Rio. Remembering that the recommendation of the WHO (World Health Organization) is that New Year's celebrations are held with people who already live together, inside their homes.

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