At first, maintained, Carnival at the Sambódromo do Rio will have strict control for the audience who will watch and those who will parade.
After announcing the cancellation of the street Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, last Tuesday (01/04), the City of Rio de Janeiro released this Wednesday (01/05/) the outline of the requirements for the realization of the samba school parades at Marquês de Sapucaí.
“We still don’t have this fully defined, but the basic idea is to demand a vaccination passport and provide testing in the 48 hours before the parade of a certain school. Both for the public who will attend and for those who will be parading” said Mayor Eduardo Paes in an interview with” GloboNews.”
Also, according to Paes, the criteria will be similar to those used in reopening football stadiums in the city. The head of the Executive Power of Rio de Janeiro also took the opportunity to leave a message to tourists who wished to come to Rio.
” If you are from Rio de Janeiro and want to parade in your samba school or want to go watch Carnival, you have to be vaccinated. If you are from another part of Brazil, we would like to receive you in Rio, and you will be very welcome, but only if you are vaccinated. If he isn’t, he won’t even be able to stay in the city”, he pointed out.
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It is also worth mentioning that, through an official note, the Liga Independente das Escolas de Samba (Liesa) reiterated that the parades of the associations are maintained. “Liesa clarifies that it will follow all the guidelines of Organs competent bodies and current protocols,” said an excerpt.