Covid-19 in Brazil

Covid-19 in Brazil

The world was forced to slow down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as vaccination advances, your next trip to Brazil can already happen!

Brazil has already administered more than 225,000,000 doses nationally. 

Safety and peace of mind so you can discover all the beauty our country has to offer. You will encounter beautiful and diverse landscapes during a trip around Brazil, and also be able to experience the warm weather at the beaches, the chillier temperatures on the mountains, abundant nature, and the friendliness of the Brazilian people. 

When you decide to travel, the destination of your dreams is here! 

SAFETY PROTOCOLS TO TRAVEL TO BRAZIL
In an effort to help reduce the spread of Covid-19, the Office of the Presidential Staff in Brazil issued Ordinance No. 655 on June 23, 2021, which imposes new temporary requirements for non-resident Brazilians and foreigners travelling to Brazil. 

All travelers who wish to enter Brazil must provide a negative RT-PCR test taken 72 hours prior to check-in for international flights to Brazil in an attempt to track any possible Coronavirus infections. The results must be in Portuguese, Spanish, or English, and the test has to be administered by accredited laboratories authorized by health authorities in the countries where the passengers are boarding.

Children under the age of 2 are exempt from testing, as well as children under the age of 12 who are accompanied by their parents or guardians. Parents and guardians, however, need to provide proof of negative RT-PCR test results.

Connecting Flights and Stopovers
In the event of connecting flights or stopovers where the traveler remains in a restricted area of ​​the airport, the period of 72 hours will count from the moment the passenger boarded the first flight. 

Travelers in transit for more than 72 hours from when they first provided the negative test result must test negative for COVID-19 in a new RT-PCR test before boarding their flight to Brazil. 

In addition to providing a negative RT-PCR test result, all travelers must fill out a Health Affidavit Form (DSV), thus accepting to follow the health protocols required by the government during their stay in the country, as instructed by the information on the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency website (Anvisa), at www.formulario.anvisa.gov.br

Planning a trip during this period might take a little longer, but being careful and well-informed is the key to having a stress-free trip.

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
The aforementioned Ordinance No. 655, as well as previously published ordinances, restrict entry into the country for foreigners of any nationality traveling by car or by any other land means, or for travelers arriving by boat, on a temporary basis. The restrictions do not apply to such cases as: Brazilians, born or naturalized; immigrants with permanent residence in Brazil; foreign officials accredited by the Brazilian government; foreigners representing international organizations,  and spouses, partners, children, parents, or curators of Brazilians and Brazilian citizens. 

These restrictions do not prevent foreigners from entering the country by air as long as immigration requirements are met appropriately, including the need for an entry visa when required by the Brazilian government, a negative RT-PCR test result, and a Health Affidavit Form (DSV) accepting the health protocols required by the government during their stay in the country. 

To read more on the issue, please take a look at Ordinance No. 655 of June 23, 2021, issued by the Office of the Presidential Staff in Brazil. 

RESPONSIBLE TOURISM SEAL
Planning your trip during this period may need a little more of your time, but being careful, aware, and well-informed is the key to a smooth trip without complications.

Brazil is a safe destination for your trip and follows all the necessary health requirements to keep tourists safe. The Ministry of Tourism has a program called the “Responsible Tourism Seal”, which establishes good hygiene practices for all the different segments of the tourism sector. The seal means we are extra-careful so that tourists feel safe when traveling and visiting places that comply with the specific protocols to prevent Covid-19, thus making Brazil a safe and responsible destination for you. 

In addition, several states and cities in Brazil already have the “SafeTravels Stamp,” a seal issued by the WTTC (World Travel and Tourism Council) for destinations and businesses around the world which have adopted their health and hygiene global standardised protocols. Destinations such as Alagoas, Ceará, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Pará, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Santa Catarina, and São Paulo follow these protocols and have earned their seal. This means you will be able to have a great experience on your trip. 

Brazil is an incredible and safe destination that is expecting you for an unforgettable trip! #VisitBrasil