Brazil Travel Alerts and Warnings

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International travelers can fly to Brazil, but how are coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions affecting travel when you arrive?

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in Brazil – updated 21 October, 2020

Travel to Brazil

Foreign travelers are now allowed to enter Brazil by air for up to 90 days under a number of temporary visas, including for purposes of research, studies including academic extension courses, work, investment, family reunions, or sporting or artistic activities.

Requirements to enter

  • Foreign nationals must present proof of valid health insurance that provides coverage during the period of their stay, unless they are students attending Brazilian institutions or Brazilian residents
  • Insurance must have a minimum coverage of BRL 30,000, and must be written in English or Portuguese
  • All non-Brazilian nationals/residents must present a medical declaration that confirms they do not have COVID-19.

Land and sea borders remain closed to foreign travelers.

These travel alerts are general in nature. Contact your airline or travel provider for information on the availability of flights.

Travel within Brazil

Restrictions vary between states across Brazil, and you should check local government websites for the latest before you visit. The COVID-19 situation in Brazil has been unstable since the start of the pandemic, and before you travel, check your government's travel advice.

Everyone must continue to follow protocols including wearing face masks, frequent hand washing and social distancing.

We are updating this travel alert when official information becomes available. If you have seen an update not mentioned here, please tell us in the comments below.

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