Remove Brazil from the Red to the Amber list

Brazil has over a quarter of its population fully-vaccinated (over 72 million people) – more than the whole UK population. Multiple European countries have opened their borders for Brazilian’s citizens vaccinated or with a negative PCR test. Please take it into consideration to move Brazil to Amber.

18,101 Signatures

Status
Open
Opened
Monday 13th September 2021
Last 24 hours signatures
82
Signature Deadline
Sunday 13th March 2022
Estimated Final Signatures: 31,718

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Found: international travel red, amber and green (RAG) assessments. The JBC reviews over 250 countries and territories

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1. International Travel
08/07/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: ease restrictions on fully vaccinated travellers returning from amber list countries. I am now pleased to - Speech Link

2. Covid-19:International Travel
24/05/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: average around £200. Now that Germany is on the amber list, the same trip would cost her £600, not including - Speech Link

3. International Travel
20/09/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: been fully vaccinated in the UK, Europe and the US to travel to the UK from amber list countries without - Speech Link

4. International Travel
29/06/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: Government announced changes to the countries listed on the green and red travel lists. They also announced - Speech Link
2: of normality. Decisions over how to control our borders during these unprecedented times are of course - Speech Link

5. Covid-19 Update
19/07/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: never a perfect time to take this step, making the move today gives us the best chance of success. We are - Speech Link

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In Brazil the daily COVID19 infection rate has decreased steadily. In 06/09 9,154 new cases were reported whereas in the UK 41,192 and in India (recently removed from Red list) 30,184. Delta is the predominant variant-Rio (86%) and Sao Paulo (~70%).

Brazil partially vaccinated population is 65%–same as Germany, more than US (62%) and India (38%) –, fully vaccinated is 31% (India 11%), some areas have started to vaccinate 12-17 years-old, and will start a 3rd dose for over 70s in the second half of September.


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Government Response

Thursday 23rd September 2021

Decisions on the Red List are made by Ministers, informed by the latest scientific data and public health advice, to protect public health and the vaccine rollout from variants of COVID-19.


Travel restrictions were introduced for Brazil from 15 January 2021, meaning that visitors who have been in or transited Brazil in the last 10 days were denied entry to the UK. The decision to ban travel was taken to prevent the spread of a new strain of coronavirus into the UK which was first identified in Brazil and subsequently named the Beta variant.

These measures did not include British and Irish Nationals, or third country nationals with residence rights in the UK, who were able to enter the UK but were required to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival along with their household.

From 15 February 2021, international arrivals to England were required to quarantine in a government-managed hotel if, within the ten days before arrival, they had been in or transited a country to which a travel ban applied. This included arrivals from Brazil.

On 17 May 2021, the UK Government introduced the traffic light system to provide a risk-based framework for the safe and sustainable return to international travel. The traffic light system categorises countries and territories based on risk to protect public health and the vaccine rollout from variants of COVID-19. The Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC) produces risk assessments of countries and territories. Decisions on red, amber or green list assignment and associated border measures are taken by Ministers, who take into account the JBC risk assessments, alongside wider public health factors.

Key factors in the JBC risk assessment of each country include:
- Genomic surveillance capability
- COVID-19 transmission risk
- Variant of Concern transmission risk

A summary of the JBC methodology is published on gov.uk, alongside key data that supports Ministers' decisions. The summary of the JBC methodology is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-risk-assessment-methodology-to-inform-international-travel-traffic-light-system and the data is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/data-informing-international-travel-risk-assessments.

Following the third Global Travel Taskforce review on 17 September, the Government announced a number of significant changes to the international travel system to take advantage of the world leading vaccination programme. This includes replacing the traffic light system with a single red list of countries and territories and simplified travel measures for arrivals from the rest of the world from Monday 4 October. The rules for travel from countries and territories not on the red list will depend on your vaccination status.

The red list will continue to be reviewed every three weeks, unless concerning evidence means we need to act faster to protect public health. At the last review on 17 September, it was decided that Brazil should remain on the red list because of the ongoing presence of variants of concern.

We will not compromise the hard-won progress we have made on our vaccine programme, but the measures we take are important steps in a return to safe and sustainable international travel that can co-exist with an endemic COVID-19.

As with all our coronavirus measures, we keep the red list under regular review and our priority remains to protect the health of the public in the UK.

Department for Transport


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