Application of the punishment was decided by the City Council and will also apply to anyone caught stealing blank immunization proof stubs
O “vaccination passport“, a measure that requires presentation of proof of immunization against Covid-19 to access some private and public places of collective use of the Rio de Janeiro, takes effect from this Wednesday, 15, in the capital of Rio de Janeiro. A decision taken by the city’s City Council on Tuesday, 14, determined that those who violate the rule can be fined R$1,000, as well as those who steal blank vaccination stubs, which has already happened in the city. The passport should have entered into force on September 1st, but had its obligation postponed due to the lack of access of people to the Connect SUS platform, which allows access to the digital certificate of immunization.
Left-handers, vaccination books or the SUS digital certificate can be presented as proof of immunization. Beaches, bars and restaurants will not require the document, but an event considered a “great test” for the city will take place in the match between Flamengo and Grêmio for the Copa do Brasil this Wednesday at Maracanã. Security protocols allowed the entry of 25,000 fans. Another two Flamengo games should happen on Sunday and next week, serving as new thermometers for the situation of Covid-19 in the region. The city’s expectation is that the measure is required by the month of November, when “a significant part” of the city have the full immunization cycle.
*With information from reporter Rodrigo Viga