LATEST BRAZIL COVID-19 NEWS:
- 22nd September 2022 – Unvaccinated travellers can enter Brazil with a negative PCR test. Source.
- 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.
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?
Most vaccinated travellers over 12 years old need to show proof of vaccination to enter Brazil without a PCR test.
Unvaccinated foreign travellers to Brazil need to present a negative PCR test taken no more than 24 hours before boarding their flight. Travellers who have had COVID-19 in the 90 days prior to entering Brazil need proof of having recovered from a physician as well as two negative PCR tests taken 14 days apart.
Before you enter Brazil, you will need:
Required Entry Documents
- Passports and visas as normal.
- Proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test.
- 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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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.