Brazil (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 15 September, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: No tests required
Quarantine Required: No
Quarantine Details: Not Required

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Delivery/Takeout only
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 10.09.2021
1. Flights from India, South Africa and United Kingdom are suspended.
2. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through India, South Africa or United Kingdom are not allowed to enter or transit through Brazil.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Brazil;
– passengers with a residence permit issued by Brazil;
– spouses, partners, children, parents or guardians of a national of Brazil.
3. 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. 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 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.
4. Passengers and airline crew must complete a Traveler’s Health Declaration form before departure and present it upon arrival. The form can be found at https://formulario.anvisa.gov.br/ .
5. Airline crew are subject to quarantine at a hotel until their next flight.
6. Nationals of Brazil and their spouses, partners, children, parents or guardians who have been in or transited through India, South Africa or United Kingdom in the past 14 days are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
7. Passengers with a residence permit issued by Brazil who have been in or transited through India, South Africa or United Kingdom in the past 14 days are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Entry by air

Aircraft passengers who have been in the UK, South Africa or India in the 14 days prior to arriving in Brazil must quarantine for 14 days.

Brazil has temporarily suspended all direct flights from or via the UK, and has temporarily suspended permission for foreigners who have been in the UK during the previous 14 days to board flights to Brazil. There are exemptions, including for resident foreigners, close family members of Brazilian nationals (partners/spouses, children, and parents/guardians), accredited government officials, and professionals working for international organisations. This exemption is subject to a requirement to quarantine on arrival in Brazil for 14 days. Some British nationals have been denied boarding by airlines. You should check with the airline before buying a ticket to confirm you will be allowed to board.

Entry is subject to regular entry requirements. Anyone travelling to Brazil by air needs to present to the airline company at check-in documentary evidence of a negative PCR test for COVID-19 taken within 72 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 adult(s) who have proof of a negative test are also exempt.

With effect from 30 December 2020, all travellers to Brazil are required to complete a Travelers Health Declaration form (https://formulario.anvisa.gov.br/?lang=en) within 72 hours of boarding. This can be done online. The English version is available here https://formulario.anvisa.gov.br/?lang=en .

Further information is available on the website of Brazil’s Consulate General (http://cglondres.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/covid-19.xml).

Entry by land

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.

Transiting: If you’re in a bordering country and need to cross the land border to board a flight back to your country of residence, you should get in touch with the British Embassy or Consular. You will be permitted to enter Brazil with authorisation from the Federal Police following an official request from the Embassy and on presentation of flight tickets. You should travel straight to the airport once in Brazil.

Sea ports

The Brazilian government has also imposed a ban on foreigners disembarking in any port or other maritime location on Brazilian territory regardless of their nationality. The restriction does not apply to resident foreigners and foreign spouses, children, parents or custodians of a Brazilian national.

Disembarking will only be permitted when medical assistance is required or to catch a connecting flight back to the country of residence.
 

Lockdown Details

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.

 

Sources

http://www.in.gov.br/en/web/dou/-/portaria-cc-pr/mjsp/minfra/ms-n-1-de-29-de-julho-de-2020-269235614
Data Source: covidcontrols.co