US National Security Advisor to travel to Brazil on October 19-20 

Brasilia, October 16, 2020: The U.S. National Security Advisor, Robert O’Brien, will visit São Paulo and Brasília, on October 19-20, for a series of meetings with high-ranking representatives of the Brazilian government and private sector. On the visit he will be accompanied by Kimberly Reed, President of the Export Import Bank, Michael Nemelka, Deputy U.S. Trade …

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Health Alert: Extension of Brazil Travel Restrictions on Land and Sea Borders 

Health Alert: October 16, 2020 Location: Brazil Event: Extension of Brazil Travel Restrictions on Land and Sea Borders Effective October 14, Brazil extended the restrictions on entry of foreigners by land (unless for transit) and sea, through at least November 12.  The entry of foreign visitors traveling by air for a short stay of up to 90 days is currently permitted. Effective October 2, the Government of Brazil no longer requires …

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Health Alert: Extension of Brazil Travel Restrictions on Land and Sea Borders 

Health Alert: September 25. 2020 Location:  Brazil Event:  Extension of Brazil Travel Restrictions on Land and Sea Borders Effective September 25, Brazil extended the restrictions on entry of foreigners by land (unless for transit) and sea, through at least October 23.  The entry of foreign visitors traveling by air is currently permitted. The September 24 …

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United States donates US$75 million to fight COVID-19 in Brazil

U.S. government and private sector initiatives aim to reduce pandemic impacts in the country Brasilia, September 25, 2020 – The United States government and private sector are strongly committed to helping the Brazilian people to combat COVID-19 in Brazil and together have already made available approximately US$ 75 million (R$ 414 million) in a series of initiatives, including …

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Fact Sheet: The United States and Brazil Reaffirm Strong Ties and Shared Democratic Values

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Fact Sheet September 18, 2020 “Together, we are seizing the opportunity to cement a future of security, prosperity, and democracy for our people and for the entire hemisphere.” – U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, September 13, 2019 On September 18, Secretary Pompeo …

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Federal Government Adjusts COVID-19 Entry Strategy for International Air Passengers

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the United States Government (USG) is innovating and taking a new approach to help keep international air passengers healthy. The new, more effective strategy focuses on the continuum of travel and the individual passenger, including pre-departure and post-arrival education, efforts to develop a potential testing framework with international partners, and …

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Update on Lawful Permanent Resident Status during COVID-19 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (September 2, 2020)  Location:  Brazil  Event: Update on Lawful Permanent Resident Status during COVID-19  Despite the travel complexities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) may still lose their resident status if they are outside the United States for more than a year. LPR status permits …

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U.S. Delivers to Brazil 600 State-of-the-Art Ventilators

Brasilia, August 28, 2020: The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), delivered, on August 28, to the Brazilian Ministry of Health, a third shipment of 200 brand new, state-of-the-art ventilators to assist its fight against COVID-19. To date, USAID has donated a total of 600 ventilators to Brazil. The donation …

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Health Alert: Extension of Brazil Travel Restrictions on Land and Sea Borders 

Health Alert: August 27, 2020 Location:  Brazil Event:  Extension of Brazil Travel Restrictions on Land and Sea Borders Effective August 26, Brazil extended the restrictions on entry of foreigners by land (unless for transit) and sea, through at least September 24.  The entry of foreign visitors traveling by air is currently permitted. The August 26 …

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Message for U.S. Citizens:  Be an Active Voter and Vote Absentee! 

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections and by participating in Absentee Voting Week!   Be sure to register now and be ready to send your vote by October 2nd!  Whether you are a first–time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, we recommend that you complete a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  each year to ensure you are able to participate in elections as an …

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USAID and the Inter-American Development Bank Announce Awards For Entrepreneurial Solutions to Benefit Venezuelans

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced approximately $1.8 million for awards under the BetterTogether/JuntosEsMejor Challenge to benefit Venezuelans and their host communities in the Federative Republic of Brazil; the Republics of Colombia, Perú, and Trinidad and Tobago; and the Boliviarian Republic of Venezuela.  The awards will fund solutions that …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: Update to the Brazil Travel Advisory

On August 6 the Department of State updated the Travel Advisory for Brazil.    Please see the Travel Advisory below:  Do not travel to Brazil due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Brazil due to crime. Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory.  

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Health Alert – Updated Brazil Travel Decree/Lifting of Air Entry Restrictions

Effective July 29, Brazil updated its decree to allow entry of foreign visitors traveling by air.  However, Brazil has extended for an additional 30 days the entry of foreigners by land (unless for transit) and sea (through at least August 28).

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The United States Provides 200 More Ventilators to Brazil to Respond to COVID-19

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has donated, on July 29, a second shipment of 200 brand new, state-of-the-art ventilators to Brazil to assist its fight against COVID-19.  The donation delivers on President Trump’s generous offer of these critically needed supplies to assist with Brazil’s urgent response to the …

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Private Sector Assistance to Mitigate Impacts of COVID-19 in Brazil

The COVID-19 crisis has mobilized the whole world, and many U.S. companies are engaged in initiatives to help combat the impacts of the pandemic globally. Some of them are present in Brazil and have partnered with local governments and organizations to implement campaigns and make donations in money, services and equipment. The aim is to …

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United States awards grant for production of low-cost ventilators in São Paulo

São Paulo, July 15, 2020: A group of researchers led by Prof. Marcelo Zuffo and Prof. Raul Lima from the Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo received almost US$ 200,000 (1 million reais) from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global to produce low-cost ventilators for use by hospitals in São Paulo.  On July 15, …

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Medical Declaration Required to Enter Brazil

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (July 8, 2020) Location: Brazil Event: Clarification on Required Medical Declaration to Eenter Brazil On June 30, Brazil extended for an additional 30 days (through July 29) the decree banning foreigners from entering the country by air, land, and sea. Please see our previous message for a list of exemptions . …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (June 26, 2020)

Location: Brazil Event: Travel Update Health Alert Commercial flights between the United States and Brazil continue to run on a regular basis. As flights are subject to change, please contact airlines directly for the most current schedule information. We continue to encourage U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States to make commercial …

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Brazil Extends Border Closure to July 5

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (June 21, 2020) Location:  Brazil Event:  Extension of Brazil’s Border Closures On June 20, Brazil extended the decree that foreigners are banned from entering the country by air, land, and sea for 15 days (through July 5).  This is an extension of previous border closures.  Those in the following categories are …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (June 19, 2020)

Location:  Brazil Event:  Health Alert The U.S. Embassy and Consulates General in Brazil continue to offer only emergency services for U.S. citizens in Brazil.  Routine services not related to safety, such as passport renewals without imminent travel ​​and notarial services, are not considered emergencies and will not be scheduled at this time.  We will resume operations in …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (June 12, 2020)

Location:  Brazil Event:  Health Alert Although both the United States and Brazil have restricted the entry of some foreigners as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic (see below), at this time commercial flights between the United States and Brazil continue to run on a regular basis.  As flights are subject to change, please contact airlines …

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Assistance to Brazil to Combat COVID-19

Updated September 22, 2020 U.S. Government The U.S. government has announced assistance to mitigate the health and socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19, totaling over US $ 18.1 million (approximately R$ 100 million). These funds include: In June, the “Inspire” (Inhale) emergency pulmonar ventilator, low-cost and patent-free, was developed by a team at USP’s  Polytechnic School, with …

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Joint Statement From the United States and Brazil Regarding Health Cooperation

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Joint Statement From the United States of America and the Federative Republic of Brazil Regarding Health Cooperation The American and Brazilian people stand in solidarity in the fight against the coronavirus.  Today, as a demonstration of that solidarity, we are announcing the United States Government has delivered …

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U.S. government announces additional US $6 million in COVID-19 related assistance for Brazil

Total U.S. assistance is raised to over $12.5 million (approximately R$ 66 million) Brasilia, May 29, 2020:  The United States has announced that it is providing an additional US $6 million (approximately R$ 32 million) in humanitarian assistance to Brazil for emergency activities in health, water, sanitation, and hygiene and to mitigate the health impacts of COVID-19 …

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United States donations reduce the impact of COVID-19 in vulnerable communities of the Amazon

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States has been at the forefront of the global response.  The U.S. government has announced nearly US$6.5 million in financial support to date to populations disproportionately affected by the virus in rural and urban areas in the Amazon, helping prevent the spread of the virus among …

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Health Alert: Extension of Brazil’s Border Closures

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (May 26, 2020) Location:  Brazil Event:  Extension of Brazil’s Border Closures On May 22, Brazil decreed that foreigners are banned from entering the country by air, land, and sea for 30 days (through June 21).  This is an extension of previous border closures.  Those in the following categories are exempt: Brazilian …

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Health Alert: Travel Restrictions to Enter the U.S. – Updated Entry into Effect: May 26 at 11:59 EDT

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (May 25, 2020) Location:  Brazil Event:  Travel Restrictions to Enter the United States – Update to Entry into Effect Date to 11:59 EDT May 26 Entry is suspended, per Presidential Proclamation, of foreign nationals of all nationalities, including Brazilians, who were present in Brazil within 14 days prior to their arrival …

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FACT SHEET: Presidential Proclamation restricting travel of foreign nationals (including Brazilians) from Brazil to the U.S.

FACT SHEET Presidential Proclamation restricting travel of foreign nationals (including Brazilians) from Brazil to the United States Q. Who is exempt from this Proclamation? U.S. citizens Lawful permanent residents of the United States; Foreign national spouses of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident; Foreign national parents or legal guardians of a U.S. citizen or …

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Presidential proclamation restricting travel of foreign nationals from Brazil to the United States effective May 27 at 00:59 a.m. (Brasilia time)

Note: In accordance with the Amendment signed today to the Presidential Proclamation of May 24, 2020, travel restrictions suspending the entry into the United States of any foreign nationals who were present in Brazil during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States will enter into effect at 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on May 26, …

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United States announces additional US $2.5 million in COVID-19 related assistance for Brazil

The United States has announced that it is providing an additional US $2.5 million in assistance to Brazil to mitigate the health and socio-economic impacts of COVID-19. The new funds raise the total U.S. government assistance to $6.5 million (approximately R$ 37 million) to date.  

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U.S. government announces additional US$ 3 million to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in Brazil

The U.S. Government, via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has committed approximately US $3 million (over R$ 17 million) to support Brazil’s public health emergency response to COVID-19. The CDC will work closely with Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) and the Ministry of Health, with which the Embassy maintains longstanding health cooperation.

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Health Alert – COVID-19 and Dengue Precautions

Location: Brazil Event: COVID-19 and Dengue Precautions This health alert provides health information from the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia’s Health Unit regarding a frequently asked COVID-19 question as well as information on seasonal dengue preventive measures. Can COVID-19 be spread through food (such as in a restaurant or take out)? Coronaviruses are generally thought to …

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Message to U.S. Citizens:  FVAP Voting Resources

U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is tracking the impact of COVID-19 on U.S. citizens abroad, Service members, and their eligible family members, when voting absentee during the remainder of the 2020 election cycle. FVAP is in communication with state election offices, the Military Postal Service Agency and other federal agencies …

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Health Alert: IRS COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments

Location: Brazil Event: IRS COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments The U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have announced that distribution of Economic Impact Payments has begun and will be automatic for those who filed tax returns in 2018 or 2019.  Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file …

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U.S. government announces US $950,000 in assistance to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in Brazil

Brasilia, May 1, 2020:   The United States is providing US $950,000 (approximately R$ 5.21 million) in new economic support funds to incentivize private sector investments in mitigating non-health COVID-19 impacts on rural and vulnerable urban populations in Brazil with a focus on the Amazon region. This assistance builds upon past U.S. investment in Brazil, which totals …

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Health Alert – Commercial Flight Update – Increased Availability

Location: Brazil Event: Commercial Flight Update – Increased Availability Beginning May 1, U.S. bound commercial flights from Brazil are expected to increase to 13 flights per week.  Flights include daily service on United Airlines from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Houston (IAH) and flights on Azul from Campinas (VCP) twice per week to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) …

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Readout of Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Brazilian Foreign Minister Araujo

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON April 29, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke by phone today with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Araujo discussed the importance of a coordinated response to combat the COVID-19 pandemic through increased production of medical supplies …

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Health Alert – Expanded Face Mask Requirements and CDC symptoms

Location: Worldwide/Brazil Event: Expanded Face Mask Requirements and CDC symptoms The following are new face mask requirements issued by Brazilian authorities.  This list is not exhaustive and is subject to change.  Please note that all U.S. Embassy and Consulate General Staff, as well as visitors, are required to wear face masks while on Mission grounds …

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Health Alert: Data Resources on COVID-19 in Brazil

Location:  Brazil Event:  Data Resources on COVID-19 in Brazil The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia closely follows developments in the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil and would like to share some credible COVID-19 data resources with U.S. citizens currently in Brazil for your own situational awareness. Covid Radar , a public-private partnership of more than 40 companies and organizations, provides …

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Health Alert – Some Brazilian Cities Require Face Coverings

Location:  Worldwide/Brazil Event:  Some Brazilian Cities to Start Requiring Face Masks Please note that some cities in Brazil, for example Belo Horizonte (effective April 22, 2020), Rio de Janeiro (effective April 23, 2020), and Salvador (effective April 24, 2020), are requiring facial coverings/masks. These policies are subject to change and local authorities in other cities may take …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (April 20, 2020)

Location: Brazil Event: Commercial Flight Update There are currently 9 U.S. bound flights from Brazil per week. Flights include daily service on United Airlines from Sao Paulo (GRU) and flights on Azul from Campinas (VCP) once per week to Fort Lauderdale and once per week to Orlando.  These flights are subject to change and may …

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Release of U.S. Government Action Plan To Support the International Response to COVID-19

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 16, 2020 In collaboration with U.S. departments and agencies, the Department of State is releasing the U.S. Government Action Plan to Support the International Response to COVID-19. Through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. Government’s action, the United States continues to demonstrate global leadership in the face …

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Health Alert: CDC Prevention Guidance for Facial Coverings (April 13, 2020)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance that now recommends people wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. 

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Health Alert: Status of Passport Applications (April 8, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (April 8, 2020) Location:  Brazil Event:  Status of Passport Applications  In response to public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, on March 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of State began limiting its passport operations.  Effective March 17, 2020 only emergency American Citizen Services are available at the U.S. Embassy …

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Health Alert: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warns individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to COVID-19 (April 6, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (April 6, 2020) Location:  Brazil Event:  Health Alert The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warns individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to COVID-19. Cyber actors may send emails with malicious attachments or fraudulent websites. The best source of authoritative information on COVID-19 is the Centers for Disease Control’s website (CDC).  U.S. citizens in Brazil can also …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (April 5, 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 has developed an app for iOS and Android called Coronavirus – SUS. The app …

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Responding to queries on medical visas

In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State temporarily suspended routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates. The announced worldwide shutdown of routine visa services prompted questions about whether medical professionals on J/H visas were still allowed to travel to/stay in the U.S. In an attempt …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (April 04, 2020)

Location: Brazil Event: Health Alert 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.  Brazil has declared a national emergency at the federal level and most Brazilian states as well as the Federal District have declared statewide public …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (April 03, 2020)

Location: Brazil Event: Health Alert International commercial flight options currently exist in Brazil.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Brazil at this time.  Actions …

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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

Last updated:  10/16/2020 Country-Specific Information: Brazil continues to experience high daily case numbers of COVID-19 with varying degrees of incidence throughout the country.  Brazil remains at a Level 4 Travel Advisory (Do Not Travel) due to COVID-19.  Grocery stores are currently well-stocked and services are expected to continue to increase.  U.S.-Brazil commercial flight routes continue to run and frequency of flights …

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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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