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Brazil coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Do not travel to Brazil. Brazil is Open with restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Brazil. Brazil is part of South America with main city at Brasilia. Its Developing country with a population of 206M people. The main currency is Brazilian Real. The languages spoken are Portuguese.
๐Ÿ‘ Developing ย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 206M people

๐Ÿšจ Travel Advice for Brazil

Open with restrictions

for travel
International travel to Brazil is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Open with conditions

Travelers who have visited or transited through high-risk countries within 14 days prior to arrival will not be permitted to enter Brazil. This does not apply to residents or nationals of Brazil, but quarantine will be required for 14 days on arrival.
A list of high-risk countries can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure.
Alternatively, those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 may instead provide two PCR test results, at least 14 days apart and the last PCR test must be taken at least 72 hours prior to boarding. Additionally, travelers are also required to provide a negative antigen test taken after the second PCR test, along with a medical certificate confirming that the traveler is asymptomatic. The certificate must state the specific date of travel.
The documents must be in Portuguese, Spanish, or English.

Additional documents required

A declaration of traveler's health must be presented prior to boarding and may be requested on arrival. - Declaration of traveler's health
For more details Foreign travel advice, United Kingdom

Government measures

In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. Guidance will vary greatly per region so you may experience more restrictive or relaxed guidelines. We recommend keeping up-to-date with local guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of masks

Face masks are required in all public spaces and while on public transport. Restrictions may vary depending on the region visited.

Public transport

Public transportation is operational with limits to capacity and there may be some variances to the regular schedule.


Restaurants may be open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Further restrictions may apply in high-risk areas.


Bars may open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Further restrictions may apply in high-risk areas.


We have been unable to verify guidelines relating to the status of nightclubs.


Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and reduced customer capacity. Non-essential shops and services may be closed in high-risk areas.

On return

Vaccinated traveller exceptions

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, do not require an essential reason to enter and are exempt from quarantine and mandatory testing on arrival requirements. Vaccinated travelers must still provide a pre-departure test and may be randomly selected to be tested on arrival. Travelers are also required to have a suitable quarantine plan in place for 14 days even when seeking the fully vaccinated exemption.
Proof of vaccination must be uploaded on the 'ArriveCAN' application. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure and supporting documentation must be in English, French, or with a certified translation. Further information can be found at

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative test result, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be presented on departure.
Further information on the testing requirements, such as types of tests accepted, can be found at

Testing on arrival

A molecular test will be administered on arrival and travelers will be provided COVID-19 at-home specimen collection kits which must be taken on day 8 of the quarantine period. The kit contains information on how to collect, store and ship the samples.
Travelers may register for the test on arrival at

Travel restriction details for Brazil

๐Ÿšซ Destination No quarantine
๐Ÿ›ฌ Return Quarantine required
๐Ÿ–๏ธ Some Visitors
๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Restaurants & bars Delivery/Takeout only
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Open shopping
๐ŸšŒ Operational transport
๐Ÿ“… events Partially Allowed

๐Ÿ”’ Lockdown Details for Brazil

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 Sรฃo Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Brasรญlia. 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. Itโ€™s highly possible that public places likely to attract large crowds may be closed at short notice.

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety for Brazil

Do not travel

Brazil is experiencing an increase of COVID-19 cases, hospitalisations and deaths, putting severe pressure on local health systems. A number of state and municipal governments have reinstated COVID-19 restrictions. Follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. If in need of consular assistance contact +55 61 3226 3111. Register or update your details with DFAT if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident seeking to return to Australia (see 'Travel'). We continue to advise: Do not travel to Brazilย due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.
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