U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stone Visits Brazil on a Multilateral Mission to Combat Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing

The U.S. Coast Guard’s brand new National Security Cutter, the USCGC Stone, departed from Pascagoula, Mississippi, on December 22, 2020, on its inaugural sail, the Operation Southern Cross, aimed to counter illegal, unregulated, and unreported (IUU) fishing in the South Atlantic.

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Health Alert: January 14, 2021 – Requirement of Negative COVID-19 Test for Air Passengers

Location: United States  Event: CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States   Effective January 26, 2021, all air passengers, two years of age and older, traveling to the United States are required to have a negative pre-departure test result for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)  within three days of their flight’s departure.  Air passengers must provide written documentation of their laboratory test result (paper or electronic copy) to …

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CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States

Media Statement For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Contact: Media Relations (404) 639-3286 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States.  Testing before and after travel is a critical layer to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19. This …

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Health Alert: Suspension of Automatic Length of Stay Extensions

Health Alert: October 22,2020   Location:  Brazil  Event: Suspension of Automatic Length of Stay Extensions  Effective November 3, 2020, the government of Brazil has suspended the March 16, 2020 regulations that automatically extended the length of stay for permanent residents and legal visitors in Brazil during the COVID-19 crisis.  Please note that a tourist visa (electronic or paper) is not required for U.S. citizens to travel to …

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Health Alert: Proof of Health Insurance No Longer Required for Air Travel to Brazil 

Health Alert: October 8, 2020  Location:  Brazil  Event:  Proof of Health Insurance No Longer Required for Air Travel to Brazil  Effective October 2, the Government of Brazil no longer requires foreign travelers to present proof of health insurance valid in Brazil in order to enter.  While Brazil continues to permit the entry of foreign visitors by air for a short stay of up to 90 days, restrictions remain for the entry of foreign visitors by land (unless for transit) …

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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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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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As of September 10, the Alto de Pinheiros ASC will transfer its operations to Vila Mariana

São Paulo, September 1st, 2017 – The U.S. Mission to Brazil informs that, as of Sunday, September 10, operations at the Applicant Service Center (ASC) in Alto de Pinheiros, São Paulo, will be transferred to the Vila Mariana unit at Avenida José Maria Whitaker, 370, São Paulo. The transfer will allow the U.S. Mission to concentrate its services in a single …

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Top travel destination for Brazilians? USA!

São Paulo, August 24, 2017 – Readers of the magazine Viagem e Turismo recently selected the United States as the 2017 top travel destination for Brazilians. The travel magazine published a special August edition: “The Best of Travel and Tourism 2017/2018.” The magazine features information about Brazilians traveling to the United States with special sections …

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Security Situation in Vitoria, Espirito Santo February 7,2017

 The U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro alerts U.S. citizens to monitor local media and take adequate precautions if traveling in or near Vitoria, Espirito Santo.  Media reporting and social media postings indicate increased criminal activity in Vitoria and its greater metropolitan area.  News outlets are reporting the absence of local police on the …

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U.S. Consular Agency in Porto Alegre to close on December 12

Sao Paulo, December 1, 2016 – The United States Consulate General in Sao Paulo informs that the Consular Agency in Porto Alegre will close effective on December 12, 2016.  This closure is in anticipation of the opening of the U.S. Consulate in Porto Alegre in early 2017.   Should routine and emergency services be required between …

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DHS Announces 11 New Airports Selected for Possible Preclearance Expansion Following Second Open Season

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced today 11 new foreign airports, located in nine countries, selected for possible Preclearance expansion. If Preclearance operations are expanded to these airports, travelers would undergo immigration, customs, and agriculture inspection by U.S. Customs and Border Protection before boarding a flight to the United States rather than upon arrival.

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Statement by the President on the Presidential Policy Directive on Cuba

Today, I approved a Presidential Policy Directive that takes another major step forward in our efforts to normalize relations with Cuba. This Directive takes a comprehensive and whole-of-government approach to promote engagement with the Cuban government and people, and make our opening to Cuba irreversible.

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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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Remarks at the 2015 Latin American Business Conference: Latin America: Leadership, Society and Globalization

Good afternoon! I want to start by thanking Dean Judy Olian and the UCLA Anderson School of Management and LBA organizers for inviting me to speak about US-Brazil bilateral relations and to join such a distinguished group of speakers at this Conference on “Latin America; Leadership, Society and Globalization”. During the past week I have …

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United States Extends Validity of Media Visas (I) and Reduces Reciprocity Fee

Visa validity is extended to four years and fee is reduced to US$20.00 The U.S. Department of State has extended the validity and reduced the reciprocity fee for non-immigrant I-category visas for Brazilian journalists and media professionals to make them commensurate with the validity and cost of visas issued by the Government of Brazil to …

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“There will be no growth without challenges,” says US Ambassador to Brazil

Interview granted to Cláudio Motta and Bernardo Guimarães, from AmCham-Rio, and published on June 3, 2014. Liliana Ayalde analyzes bilateral relations and, in an exclusive interview with Brazilian Business magazine, predicts new business opportunities US companies continue to bet on the Brazilian market, says the US Ambassador to Brazil, Liliana Ayalde, in an exclusive interview with Brazilian Business …

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