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.
Countries That Are Permitted Enter Brazil
Travelers from ALL countries are permitted to enter Brazil under regular visa requirements.
Passengers from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe are temporarily banned due to variants.
Quarantine Entry Requirements
As of December 17, 2021, unvaccinated residents will need to quarantine for 5 days upon arrival to Brazil.
COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements
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.
Tests must be in English, Spanish or Portuguese. 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.
Vaccination Entry Requirements
All international travelers need to show proof of vaccination before entry.
Fully vaccinated means they’ve received the full dose and at least 14 days have elapsed from the first embarkation point.
COVID-19 Travel Insurance Entry Requirements
Travel insurance that covers COVID-19 is highly recommended for all travelers visiting Brazil.
All passengers must fill out the Online Health Form before arrival
Permitted Airports and 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
As of December 17, 2021, passengers are allowed to transit through Brazil provided that they have proof of vaccination. The certificate must be in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
COVID-19 Vaccine Entry Requirements
As of December 2021, Brazil has now made proof of vaccination mandatory for foriegn arrivals.
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:
- Get travel insurance that covers COVID-19 for the duration of your trip to Brazil
- Check if you need a visa to enter Brazil
- Provide proof of vaccinatio
- Take a 72-hour RT-PCR test or a 24-hour antigen test
- Follow all COVID-19 health protocols in Brazil
COVID-19 Entry Requirements By Country: Travelers Guide
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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