Data Last Updated: January 03, 2021
As of July 29, Brazil reopened to tourists arriving by international flight to most airports. There are no testing or quarantine requirements. Certain airports remain closed.
Tourists from all countries can now enter. The government requires foreign visitors staying for 90 days or less to have health insurance covering them in the country before they travel.
Starting on December 30, 2020, all foreign visitors entering Brazil will be required to present a negative PCR test result. The test must be taken no longer than 72 hours before departure. Anyone who cannot provide proof of a negative test result may not be permitted to board the flight.
Mask requirements differ in different states/regions within this country.
In many parts of Brazil, non-essential services are closed, including many shops, bars, restaurants, and gyms. In some cases, local and intercity transport has also been suspended or is operating at reduced service. Supermarkets, bakeries, pharmacies and health centres remain open and many restaurants are offering food delivery services.
Individual cities in Brazil are taking different approaches to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The use of face masks in public and in some private areas providing essential services (such as supermarkets) is now compulsory in various cities including São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Brasília.
Some cities such as Belém do Pará, São Luis do Maranhão and Fortaleza are also operating under lockdown restrictions.
Airlines & Transport
Airports in Brazil have been operating since June, including Brasilia (BSB), Rio de Janeiro (GIG), Sao Paulo Guarulhos (GRU) or Sao Paulo Viracopos (VCP).
Status of Opening to Tourists
Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Arab Emirates
Wallis and Futuna
Last Updated: October 12, 2020
Brazil is known for its big and colorful carnival festivals, some of the best coffee in the world, soccer, and incredible scenery. It has surprised us by announcing a bold move to uplift its travel ban that has been placed since March 2020. The country is reopening to foreign tourists arriving by air, despite their staggering number of COVID-19 cases.
This country rich in biodiversity reopened their borders way faster than the other countries in South America with less severe outbreaks such as Colombia, Argentina, Panama, and Peru which all remained closed to international commercial flights.
October 10 update: The reopening of Brazil’s land and sea borders have been extended until at least Nov. 1. For now, the only way for tourists to enter Brazil is through international air travel.
Which Countries Are Allowed To Visit Brazil?
Visitors from all countries with valid visas can now travel to Brazil.
While tourists can now visit Brazil, many countries have not taken any reciprocal action due to the country's COVID-19 status. The United States and European Union, are open for international travel but do not allow tourists from Brazil.
What Are The Requirements For Entry?
- A Valid Visa if your country requires one to visit Brazil.
- Proof of travel insurance. Everyone can travel to Brazil as long as they have health insurance for the duration of their trip.
- Upon arriving, temperature checks should be expected for Brazil has been testing a new temperature screening systems.
What Are The Airports Open in Brazil?
All airports will be open with the exception of the following:
No international arrivals are permitted to land in these five states:
- Mato Grosso du Sul
- Rio Grande do Sul
The primary hub airports of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro will open to all international arrivals.
Is It Mandatory To Undergo Testing and/or Quarantine To Enter?
No. As of today, the government of Brazil has not yet announced any mandatory testing or quarantines for any tourists visiting the country.
Bottom Line - Travel Responsibly
While this news is just breaking, Brazil's reopening announcement can change constantly and we do our very best to update this article with all the newest information.
So whether you're planning to go to Copacabana, Ipanema, or Rio de Janeiro, it is important to put your own safety first and assess the ongoing situation.
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Information for Non-Tourists
Since June, Brazil has allowed the following travelers to enter the country:
Brazilian citizens, born or naturalized; Permanent residents of Brazil; Foreign professionals employed by a non-governmental aid organization recognized by the Brazilian government; Foreign officials accredited by the Brazilian government; Spouse, domestic partner, son or daughter, father or mother, or caregiver of a Brazilian citizen; Any person whose entrance into Brazil is deemed by the government to be in the public interest; and travelers in transit.
Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. But this does not apply to: nationals and residents of Brazil; merchant seamen; passengers with a diplomatic or official passport; passengers with a diplomatic or official visa.
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