Health Alert: Travel Restrictions to Enter the United States

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (May 24, 2020)

Location:  Brazil

Event:  Travel Restrictions to Enter the United States

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 at the port of entry in the United States.  This policy, which is intended to prevent the spread of COVID-19, enters into effect 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on May 28, 2020. 

The travel restriction does not apply to U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents (Green Card Holders), most immediate family members of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents, and specific categories of individual visa holders who are identified in the Proclamation. 

The Proclamation does not cancel flights.  Regular commercial flights to the United States are still available from Sao Paulo and Campinas.  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 flight arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The COVID-19 pandemic remains an evolving situation and flight schedules may change with little to no notice.  The U.S. government does not currently anticipate arranging repatriation flights from Brazil.  

Actions to Take:

  • For the most current information regarding COVID-19, the May 24 Presidential Proclamation, and its impact on travel to the United States, please visit and 
  • For information about U.S. bound travel from Brazil, please reach out the to the U.S. Mission to Brazil’s call center at (55) 11 3250-5000.  Callers should then press “0” for more information.
  • Contact your airline with flight questions: United Airlines, Azul, and LATAM.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy.