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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. 

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.

All COVID-19 country restrictions have ended as of July 29, 2020.

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

Travelers are NOT required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test. 

Update December 17: As of December 30, ALL arrivals into Brazil will need to show proof of a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours before departing on the inbound flight. 

Tourists at Iguazu Falls, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

COVID-19 Travel Insurance Entry Requirements 

Travel insurance that covers COVID-19 is highly recommended.

 

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.

Closed Airports 

The following airports are closed to international arrivals:

  • Paraíba
  • Rondônia
  • Rio Grande do Sul
  • Tocantins
  • Mato Grosso do Sul
Sloth climbing tree in a nature reserve in Brazil

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. 

People wearing a protective mask on the streets of Apucarana, Brazil
People wearing protective masks on the streets of Apucarana, Brazil

COVID-19 Vaccine Entry Requirements 

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

Woman uses hand sanitizer while shopping in Rio de Janeiro
Woman uses hand sanitizer while shopping in Rio de Janeiro

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. 

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. Follow all COVID-19 health protocols in Brazil

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Disclaimer: Current Brazil travel rules are changing without notice and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but 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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Carl

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

Mike

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

Correct

David

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

Courtney G

Wednesday 16th of December 2020

Hi there,

Is this information still accurate as of today? 16th Dec 2020

Kashlee Kucheran

Wednesday 16th of December 2020

Yes, as far we know :)

Jimmie

Tuesday 24th of November 2020

what about Victoria Brazil