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Brazil: COVID-19 Entry Requirements Travelers Need To Know

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Brazil is a tropical paradise for its 6.5 million yearly visitors and well known for having the longest beach in the world. From its exciting culture, idyllic beach vacations and exotic jungle explorations, the country has something for every traveler.

Here are the latest COVID-19 entry requirements for travelers and everything you need to know before your trip to Brazil in 2021.

The Redeemer Monument and the Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Redeemer Monument and the Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Countries That Are Permitted Enter Brazil

Travelers from ALL countries are permitted to enter Brazil under regular visa requirements.

Flights from India, the UK and South Africa are temporarily banned due to variants.

Aerial view of the famous cable stayed bridge located at Sao Paulo city, Brazil
Aerial view of the famous cable stayed bridge located at Sao Paulo city, Brazil

Quarantine Entry Requirements 

Travelers are NOT required to quarantine for 14 days when arriving in Brazil.

COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements

Testing Required.

All passengers are required to show proof of a negative RT-PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point – or – a negative Antigen test performed no longer than 24 hours before the first embarkation point.

Passengers under 12 years of age, providing they are traveling with an adult with a valid test, are exempt. Proof of recovery with two past positive tests is also permitted.

Tourists at Iguazu Falls, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

COVID-19 Travel Insurance Entry Requirements 

Travel insurance that covers COVID-19 is highly recommended for all travelers visiting Brazil.

Health Form

All passengers must fill out the Online Health Form before arrival

Praia de Iracema Beach from above, Fortaleza, Ceara State, Brazil
Praia de Iracema Beach from above, Fortaleza, Ceara State, Brazil

Permitted Airports and Borders

Land Borders

All land borders are closed for entry with the exception of Brazilian nationals.

Arriving By Air

Passengers are permitted to enter Brazil by air.

COVID-19 Health Requirements While in Brazil

All visitors must abide by the following COVID-19 health requirements while in Brazil:

  • Wearing a mask is mandatory in all commercial establishments, offices, schools and places of worship
  • Follow all social distancing markers and guidelines
  • Follow all hand washing/sanitizing signs and guidelines

Transiting Through Brazil

Passengers are allowed to freely transit through Brazil as long as they do not leave the international airport area and have a ticket for onward travel. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Entry Requirements 

Brazil has not made any announcements if proof of vaccination record will be required for entry in the future. 

They are currently not making any exceptions for vaccinated passengers to enter without testing.

Visa Entry Requirements For Brazil During COVID-19

All travelers arriving in Brazil must follow all regular visa requirements. 

The countries listed below DO NOT need a visa for stays up to 90 days. 

 (Image: Wikipedia)

All other countries must apply for a visa at the Brazilian embassy/consulate in their home countries. 

Brazil Covid-19 Entry Requirements:

  1. Get travel insurance that covers COVID-19 for the duration of your trip to Brazil
  2. Check if you need a visa to enter Brazil
  3. Take a 72-hour RT-PCR test
  4. Follow all COVID-19 health protocols in Brazil

Countries That Have Reopened For American Tourists

Countries That Have Reopened For Canadian Tourists

COVID-19 Entry Requirements By Country: Travelers Guide

Travel Insurance That Covers Covid-19

Sources: Brazil Government / Brazil Decree 

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Disclaimer: Current travel rules and restrictions can change without notice. The decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.  Travel Off Path does not endorse traveling against government advisories

Originally published on August 22, 2020 with updates

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Wednesday 20th of October 2021

Please update this, seems like Brazil now accepts antigen tests taken 24 hr before flight to Brazil. Thanks.

Finbarr Oneill

Friday 7th of May 2021

im travelling from ireland next november to rio de janeiro . whats the situation at the moment. i know its 5 months away and alot can change. thanking you


Saturday 26th of December 2020

do they offer tests upon arrival in the airports and what kind of tests are they ?

Kashlee Kucheran

Sunday 27th of December 2020

No, the requirement is to bring proof of a negative PCR test with you, testing on arrival is not an option for entry


Saturday 19th of December 2020

So if I’m flying into Rio de Janeiro on this Monday the 21st I don’t need to show a negative Covid test on arrival right? This won’t kick in into the 30th of December right?

Kashlee Kucheran

Saturday 19th of December 2020



Friday 18th of December 2020

Effective 12/30, Brazil is requiring PCR tests again within 72 hours & a new declaration form. I’m here currently, and some towns are also closing (Buzios).

Kashlee Kucheran

Friday 18th of December 2020

Yes we just got the decree this morning - writing a new article on the changes now! Didn't see that one coming