How the covid passport works, as Bolsonaro wants to veto

The president Jair Bolsonaro he said on Tuesday, 15, that he will veto the project that determines the creation of the “vaccine passport” for those who are immunized against the covid-19.

The proposal, already approved by the Senate, was submitted for analysis by the Chamber of Deputies. In a conversation with supporters on the way out of the Palácio da Alvorada this morning, Bolsonaro stated that the project’s objective is to force the population to be vaccinated. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the president has taken a stand against mandatory vaccination and has not yet been vaccinated against covid-19, even though he is part of the groups that can already be immunized.

How does the “vaccine passport” work?

Bill 1.674/2021, responsible for creating the ‘Certificate of Immunization and Health Safety (CSS)’, according to the text, will allow people who have been vaccinated or who tested negative for covid-19 or other infectious diseases to circulate in spaces public or private where there is restriction of access”.

The document is an inspiration of the Green Digital Certificate, created and approved by the European Union in March.

According to the rules, the certificate can be printed or accessed on a digital platform, and it will be up to the Union, states, Federal District and municipalities to define where the presentation of the certificate will be mandatory.

Establishments that require the document must post the following message at the entrance: “Entrance to this location is subject to the presentation of the CSS”.

Under the bill, businesses and companies that comply with the measures will not be able to suffer sanctions or restrictions or be prevented from functioning, but must comply with the other rules to prevent the spread of the virus defined by the governments.

The text also provides that, if the need to present the International Certificate of Vaccination and/or testing for entry into Brazil is established, consular posts abroad will be able to mediate the issuance of the CSS.

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