Brazilian island to reopen only for tourists who have recovered from COVID-19


Brazilian island to reopen only for tourists who have recovered from COVID-19

Fernando de Noronha, an archipelago located off the Brazilian coast, has been a tourist hub since long, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Brazil, too, had had its share of revenue losses owing to suspension of tourism activities due to the Coronavirus. However, the latest reports state that the Brazilian government has declared that it will reopen entry for foreign tourists to Fernando de Noronha. However, the condition is that only those tourists who have already been infected and recovered from COVID-19 will be allowed in.

According to the reports, tourists will have to offer proof that they have recovered from the virus, and will be asked to present a PCR virus test or IgG antibody tests about 20 days before reaching the island.

Guilherme Rocha, the archipelago’s administrator, told the press that only tourists who have already recovered from the infection will be allowed to enter the destination in the first stage of reopening. The authorities believed that these people are immune to the disease, and won’t transmit it to others nor get infected again. According to Rocha, the smallest possible risk to restart tourism is to permit entry to those persons, who have already been infected and recovered.

Interestingly, this decision has been taken even though a man in Hong Kong was recently diagnosed with COVID-19 once again.

Brazil has suffered the onslaught of COVID-19 way too much, and has recorded about 121,000 deaths. On the other hand, only 93 cases have been detected in Fernando de Noronha and no deaths so far.

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