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Governor of RJ debates resumption of Tourism with Ministers of Tourism and Health

In a meeting with the ministers of Health, Marcelo Queiroga, and Tourism, Gilson Machado Neto, the governor of Rio de Janeiro, Cláudio Castro, discussed vaccination against Covid-19 and the resumption of tourism in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Castro highlighted that the Delta variant is a concern, “but we are working hard to continue the vaccination process to contain the spread of Covid-19”.

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There was an increase in demand for regions in the interior of the state this winter, jumping from 30% in June to 60.4% in July

Data from the State Secretariat of Tourism of Rio de Janeiro show that there was an increase in demand for regions in the interior of the state this winter, jumping from 30% in June to 60.4% in July. “Tourism is fundamental for our state and we are working to ensure that the resumption is carried out safely and responsibly, so that everyone who comes to visit Rio de Janeiro feels safe,” said Castro.

The Minister of Tourism, Gilson Machado Neto, said that the state is one of the gateways to Latin America for national and international tourism. “We are working together to promote safe tourism for everyone arriving in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Today, the situation is under control and we continue to act preventively so that the scenario becomes increasingly better”, assessed the minister.

Queiroga highlighted that the State is strictly following the National Vaccination Plan (PNI). “Fortunately we find ourselves in a more positive scenario, but we cannot fail to take all precautions. We are working to accelerate our immunization campaign and expand testing capacity. Furthermore, the governor has already asked us for extra doses of vaccine for the state,” he stated.

Source: Agência Brasil

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