This page was last updated on 16 December, 2021.
At a Glance
Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: No tests required
Quarantine Required: No
Quarantine Details: Not Required
Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Restaurants and Bars: Delivery/Takeout only
Detailed Travel Advisory
1. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Brazil.
2. Passengers entering or transiting through Brazil must have:
– a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or
– a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 24 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in English, Portuguese or Spanish.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 2 years;
– passengers younger than 12 years and traveling accompanied by a companion. The companion must have a negative antigen or RT-PCR test result;
– passengers with two positive COVID-19 RT-PCR tests. The tests must be taken at least 14 days apart and the second test at most 72 hours before departure; and
– a negative or non-detectable COVID-19 antigen test taken after the last positive COVID-19 RT-PCR test; and
– a COVID-19 recovery certificate in English, Portuguese or Spanish showing that they are asymptomatic and fit to fly. The certificate must show the travel date.
3. Passengers entering or transiting through Brazil must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure from the first embarkation point. The certificate must be in English, Portuguese or Spanish.
Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covieshield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 12 years;
– passengers with a letter issued by a doctor proving that the passenger is medically unable to receive the vaccine. The letter must be in English, Portuguese or Spanish.
4. Passengers and airline crew must complete a “Traveler’s Health Declaration” form at most 24 hours before departure from the first embarkation point and present it upon arrival. The form can be found at https://formulario.anvisa.gov.br/
5. Airline crew are subject to quarantine in a hotel room until their next flight.
– This does not apply to airline crew with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure from the first embarkation point.
Detailed Tourist Information
Non-resident foreign nationals are allowed to enter Brazil by air.
Brazil has closed some of its land borders, except to Brazilian citizens, resident foreign nationals and foreign spouses, children, parents or guardians of a Brazilian national. The land border with Paraguay is now open.
The Brazilian Government has removed the temporary suspension on entry to the country from travellers who have been physically present in the UK in the past 14 days.
Anyone traveling to Brazil by air needs to present the airline at check-in documentary evidence of a negative PCR test for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of boarding or a negative antigen test was taken within 24 hours of boarding in English, Spanish or Portuguese.
All children under the age of 2 are exempt from the requirement to present a negative test. Children under the age of 12 who are accompanied by an adult(s) who have proof of a negative test are also exempt.
All travelers to Brazil are currently required to complete a Travelers Health Declaration form within 72 hours of boarding. This can be done online. The English version is available here https://formulario.anvisa.gov.br/?lang=en
Restrictions vary from city to city. The use of face masks in streets, public spaces such as parks, and on public transport including taxis is mandatory across the country. There are additional local requirements for the compulsory use of masks in other places, such as shops and gyms, in various cities including São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Brasília. Social isolation measures have been lifted to an extent in some parts of the country, but localised lockdowns continue to varying degrees. You should refer to official guidance in your location for details of what preventative measures are in place and how you can comply with them. Failing to comply with these rules may result in a fine.
The situation varies around Brazil, each state will determine local measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, and this includes regulation on the opening of non-essential services (shops, restaurants, bars, beaches and other leisure activities).
You should refer to official guidance in your location for details of what preventative measures are in place and how you can comply with them. It’s highly possible that public places likely to attract large crowds may be closed at short notice.
Data Source: covidcontrols.co