Message To U.S. Citizens:  IRS COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments

April 1st, 2020 The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced on March 30, 2020 that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil

Location: Brazil Event:  Brazil has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in all 26 states and the Federal District, and the largest number of confirmed cases in South and Central America.  As of March 30, 2020, Brazil has implemented a 30-day ban on all foreigners entering Brazil by air with limited exceptions for those that fall into one of the categories  here .  Brazil closed …

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Message for US Citizens: Commercial Flights in Brazil

Per the State Department’s Global Level Four Health Alert, U.S. citizens who live in the United States and are traveling temporaily overseas should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  U.S. citizens who live abroad should avoid all international travel.  

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Enroll in STEP

March 29, 2020 Smart Traveler Enrollment Program The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.   Assistance: United States Embassy and Consulates in Brazil: United States Embassy and Consulates in Brazil:  U.S. …

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Health Alert: CDC COVID-19 Pandemic Notice – Global Level 3 Alert – Avoid Nonessential Travel

Health Alert: CDC COVID-19 Pandemic Notice – Global Level 3 Alert – Avoid Nonessential Travel March 28, 2020 Location: Worldwide Event: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an alert which recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential international travel due to widespread ongoing global transmission COVID-19. Older adults and people of any age with serious …

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COVID-19 Information

The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Updated March 25, 2020 Information on COVID-19 at CDC’s website:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Country-Specific Information: Brazil is experiencing widespread ongoing transmission of a respiratory illness caused by the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19). Specific information related to …

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Health Alert (March 28, 2020)

Health Alert U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil March 28, 2020 Location: Brazil Event: On March 27, Brazil announced the closure of its borders, beginning on March 30, 2020 for 30 days, to individuals arriving by air who do not fall into one of the following categories: Brazilian citizens, born or naturalized Permanent residents of Brazil Foreign …

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Health Alert (03/27/2020)

PLEASE REFER TO LATEST UPDATES  HERE Health Alert U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil March 27, 2020 Location: Brazil Event: Brazil has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country and has declared a state of emergency to fight the pandemic. The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia would like to inform U.S. citizens in Brazil that the Brazilian Health Ministry …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil

PLEASE REFER TO LATEST UPDATES  HERE Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil March 27, 2020 Location: Brazil Event: U.S. Embassy Brasilia has confirmed media reports of criminals posing as public health workers and police to assault individuals and residences. Do not open the door to your residence to speak with any individual whose visit you are …

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Health Alert (March 26, 2020)

PLEASE REFER TO LATEST UPDATES  HERE U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil March 26, 2020 Location: Brazil Event: Brazil has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country. U.S. citizens who live in the United States (i.e. are travelling temporarily overseas) should arrange for immediate return home or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. On March …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Commercial Flights in Brazil

PLEASE REFER TO LATEST UPDATES  HERE Per the State Department’s Global Level Four Health Alert, U.S. citizens who live in the United States, and are temporarily overseas, should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.    The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia would like to inform U.S. citizens in Brazil who plan to return to the United States that some regularly …

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Message for U.S. Citizens:  Commercial Flight Options Departing Brazil

PLEASE REFER TO LATEST UPDATES  HERE Message for U.S. Citizens:  Commercial Flight Options Departing Brazil as of March 24, 2020    Per the State Department’s  Global Level Four Health Alert , U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.    The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia would like to inform U.S. citizens in Brazil that some regularly scheduled commercial flight options remain available departing Brazil for the United States but we expect this number to decrease.  U.S. …

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Telephonic Press Briefing with Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Representatives

The U.S. Department of State will host a telephonic briefing on  Thursday, March 26, at 8:30am (Eastern Time) with Dr. Nancy Messonnier, Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Dr. Sarah Bennett, Commander, United States Public Health Service, and Head of the …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel (03/19)

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.

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Notice on Silver Shadow cruise ship

March 19   We are continuing to work actively with local Brazilian authorities, our United States government partners, and Silversea Cruises and its parent company Royal Caribbean, to facilitate the return of all U.S. citizen passengers aboard the Silver Shadow to the United States. We established direct communication with U.S. citizens aboard the Silver Shadow shortly after their arrival in Recife, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil

Location:  Brazil Event:  Effective March 17, American Citizens Services will offer emergency services only for U.S. citizens in Brazil.  Routine services not related to safety, such as passport renewals without imminent travel, are not considered emergencies and will not be scheduled at this time. For U.S. citizens who currently have appointments scheduled March 17 or …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil

Location:  Brazil Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 100,000 reported cases worldwide. The government of Brazil has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be …

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Fifth Meeting of the Brazil-U.S. Joint Commission on Science and Technology Held in Brasilia

On March 5-6, 2020, Brazil and the United States held the Fifth Meeting of the Brazil-U.S. Joint Commission on Science and Technology Cooperation in Brasilia to deepen collaboration in key priority areas for the benefit of both countries.  Marcos Pontes, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, and Dr. Walter Copan, Director of the National Institute …

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Mike Pompeo and Alex Azar: Our coronavirus response is protecting Americans

Opinion article written by Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State and Alex M. Azar II, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and published on USA Today , 11 February 2020 How we mobilize resources around the world to help other nations fight the disease is American altruism at its finest.   Michael R. Pompeo and Alex M. …

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Health Alert: Dengue in Brazil

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Health Alert: Dengue in Brazil November 7, 2019 Location: Brazil, country-wide Event: Dengue is an ongoing risk in Brazil. After low numbers of dengue cases in 2017-18, Brazil has already recorded more cases in 2019 (1,439,471 as of September 11) than occurred in either of those outbreak years. Public health …

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Secretary Alex Azar visits Fortaleza and Sao Paulo to discuss U.S. and Brazil’s collaboration towards global health security

From September 30 to October 3, the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar visited Fortaleza and São Paulo to discuss the ongoing collaboration between the United States and Brazil towards global health security, bilateral science partnership, and health sector reform.

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Remarks at FAPESP on Biomedical Research and Innovation

Alex M. Azar II FAPESP [São Paulo Research Foundation] São Paulo, Brazil The growing cost of healthcare is a challenge in the United States, as I know it is in Brazil. But we cannot let these costs tempt us to eat the seeds of tomorrow’s health innovations. I look forward to discussing how we can …

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Secretary of Health Alex Azar to Attend Meetings in Brazil and Argentina for G20 Health Ministerial Meeting

On the evening of September 29, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar will depart for Brazil where October 1- October 3, he will participate in bilateral meetings with government officials to discuss the ongoing collaboration between the United States and Brazil towards global health security and our bilateral science partnership.

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Health Alert – U. S. Mission to Brazil (February 2, 2018)

Health Alert – U. S. Mission to Brazil (February 2, 2018)   Location: Wenceslau Guimarães in Bahia State Event:  Brazilian public health officials have reported an outbreak of locally-transmitted malaria in the town of Wenceslau Guimarães in Bahia State. Accordingly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued a Level 2 alert for …

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Health Alert: U. S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (January 24, 2018)

Following a resurgence in human cases of yellow fever, the Government of Brazil recently extended the areas where vaccination is recommended and has initiated intensive vaccination campaigns in major cities in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Bahia. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization …

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Latest Results From the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

On the eve of World AIDS Day 2017, the United States announced that the impact of President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has reached historic highs through the program’s rapid acceleration of HIV prevention and treatment efforts, driven by transparent, accountable, and cost-effective investments.

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus Update (March 22, 2017)

United States Embassy in Brasilia Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Zika travel guidance, recommending that pregnant women not travel to any area where there is a risk of Zika virus infection.  For a world map of the Zika affected areas, please visit CDC’s interactive map . For …

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Zika Virus in Brazil

Alert – Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions Note: This travel notice was updated on March 10, 2017, to include an interactive map of Zika risk. What is the current situation? Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes in Brazil are infected with Zika virus and are spreading it to people. Because Zika virus is primarily spread …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Yellow Fever in Brazil

Public health officials in Brazil suspect that a yellow fever outbreak centered in Minas Gerais has resulted in 550 suspected and 72 confirmed cases, and 40 confirmed deaths. Three of the deaths have been reported in neighboring Sao Paulo state, but were reportedly contracted in the endemic area.

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Colombia, Brazil Launch Large-Scale Wolbachia Programs to Fight Zika, Dengue

An international coalition of governments and philanthropies today announced they will provide USD18million to combat Zika and other mosquito-borne viruses in Colombia and Brazil. Donor support from USAID, the U.K. Government and two philanthropic partners, Wellcome and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be used to scale up an innovative mosquito control method using …

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CDC awards $6.8 million to partners to support Zika response

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $6.8 million to national public health partners to assist state, tribal, local, and territorial jurisdictions with their Zika responses in a wide range of activities, including surveillance and epidemiology, vector control, communication and outreach to pregnant women and vulnerable populations, and planning with key stakeholders.

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USAID Invests Over US$15 Million to Accelerate Innovations to Combat the Spread of Zika

Four initiatives to take place in Brazil, including one led by Sao Paulo University. Brasilia, August 12, 2016 – The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced yesterday, August 10, twenty one potentially game changing solutions to mitigate the spread and impact of the Zika virus.  Selected projects include deployment of …

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State Department’s TechCamp in Bogotá helps Regional Partners Fight Zika

For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE Department of State TechCamp in Bogota Helps Regional Partners Fight Zika On July 27-28, the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with El Bosque University in Bogota, Colombia, sponsored a Technology Camp (TechCamp) for 50 public health professionals from countries across the Western Hemisphere.  The TechCamp program built a network …

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Olympics-Paralympics Information

The Olympic Games will take place in Brazil from August 5 to August 21 and the Paralympic Games will take place from September 7 to September 18, 2016.  The majority of events will take place in the city of Rio de Janeiro; soccer matches will take place in five other Brazilian cities in addition to …

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Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Mari Carmen Aponte Travels to Uruguay and Brazil

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  Media Note Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Mari Carmen Aponte will travel to Montevideo, Uruguay, May 31-June 2 to lead the U.S. delegation at the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Americas Regional Meeting.  While in Montevideo, Acting Assistant Secretary Aponte will …

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CDC Concludes Zika Causes Microcephaly and Other Birth Defects

Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have concluded, after careful review of existing evidence, that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects. In the report published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the CDC authors describe a rigorous weighing of evidence using established scientific …

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CDC encourages following guidance to prevent sexual transmission of Zika virus

CDC has committed to sharing the latest information on Zika virus as it becomes available. On February 5, 2016, CDC published interim recommendations  for protecting people against sexual transmission of Zika virus. This guidance was issued after lab confirmation of Zika virus infection in a U.S. non-traveler, which was linked to sexual contact with an infected partner. CDC and …

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Senior U.S. Delegation Travels to Brazil to Meet with Brazilian Counterparts on Coordinated Efforts to Combat Zika

The U.S. Government is committed to working with the international community and specifically with the Government of Brazil to engage in close scientific and public health collaborations to better understand Zika and to expedite the research and development of diagnostics, vaccines, treatments, and vector control techniques. The United States has a decades-long partnership with Brazil …

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FACT SHEET: Preparing for and Responding to the Zika Virus at Home and Abroad

Since late last year, the Administration has been aggressively working to combat Zika, a virus primarily spread by mosquitoes that has recently been linked to birth defects and other concerning health outcomes.  The Federal Government has been monitoring the Zika virus and working with our domestic and international public health partners to alert healthcare providers …

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Readout of the President’s Call with President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The President spoke by phone today with President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff to discuss shared concerns over the spread of the Zika virus in the Western Hemisphere. The leaders agreed on the importance of collaborative efforts to deepen our knowledge, advance research, and accelerate …

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Zika Virus (December 31, 2015)

The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil informs U.S. citizens of a public health concern regarding the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus.   As with dengue and chikungunya, the main transmitter of the Zika virus is the Aedes egypti, an urban mosquito that prefers to breed in and around homes.  Large urban centers with surrounding poorer slums are ideal …

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FACT SHEET: The United States and Brazil – A Mature and Multi-Faceted Partnership

Today President Barack Obama hosted Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff at the White House.  Their meeting underscored the long-standing and increasingly diverse partnership between the United States and Brazil, which is rooted in a shared commitment to expand inclusive economic growth and prosperity; promote international peace and security and respect for human rights; strengthen bilateral defense …

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