Updated 15th May 2022.
LATEST BRAZIL COVID-19 NEWS:
- 2nd April 2022 – Fully vaccinated travellers no longer need to show a negative covid test when entering Brazil. Source.
- 4th March 2022 – Due to falling COVID-19 cases numbers, Brazil have announced the cruises can resume for the rest of the season. Source.
- 16th February 2022 – Brazil now requires children under 5 from certain countries (those who have begun vaccinating children) to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival in Brazil.
Disclaimer: COVID-19 travel restrictions are changing every day and the following information reflects South America Backpacker’s understanding of the current entry rules. We update this article regularly to ensure the information is as current as possible but we cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions.
Brazil Travel Restrictions
Can you travel to Brazil right now?
Non-resident foreign travellers will need to be fully vaccinated to enter Brazil. Your last vaccine dose needs to be at least 14 days prior to your arrival in Brazil.
Unvaccinated foreign travellers are not permitted to enter Brazil by land unless they’re granted an exemption. Exemptions include:
- Travellers who are unable to get vaccinated on medical grounds.
- Travellers who are unable to get vaccinated due to their age.
- Travellers who are unable to get vaccinated due to humanitarian issues.
- Travellers from countries with low vaccination rates.
- Travellers who are either Brazilian or Brazilian residents.
If you meet one of these exemptions, you will be required to quarantine for 14-days.
Before you enter Brazil, you will need:
Required Entry Documents
- Passports and visas as normal.
- Proof of vaccination.
- While there seems to be no official requirement for travellers in Brazil to hold travel insurance, it’s worth noting that many hospitals across the country are now only accepting patients with valid insurance. Credit cards may not be accepted.
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- Vaccinated travellers do not need to quarantine.
- Unvaccinated travellers may be required to quarantine for 14 days.
Local COVID-19 Rules and Regulations
The rules and regulations below are only meant to serve as a guide and the situation is prone to change rapidly without warning. For more information on local rules and restrictions visit the Brazilian Ministry of Health website.
- FACE COVERINGS – Face masks are mandatory in some Brazilian states. Check locally to ensure you abide by local laws. Also see: Best face masks for travel.
- PUBLIC TRANSPORT – In some Brazilian states, public transport may operate at reduced capacity or be cancelled altogether – check locally. Generally, public transport is up and running throughout the country.
- VENUES AND GATHERINGS – Some hotels, guesthouses and attractions are open to tourists. However, some may be open for residents only. Check with the local authorities before travelling.
- MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE – Travel across Brazil is up and running. Local restrictions may change at any time so keep an eye on local updates.
All Brazil’s land borders are open. The same restrictions apply as arriving by air with just one exception. If you’re an international traveller arriving by land without proof of vaccination status, you are only permitted entry if you are transiting through Brazil to your country of residence.