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 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 U.S. government does not currently anticipate arranging repatriation flights from Brazil.
Brazil has decreed that foreigners, with the following exceptions, are banned from entering the country by air, land, and sea through June 21. The U.S. Mission to Brazil will notify the U.S. citizen community of any changes to, or further extensions of, this policy.
Regarding travel to 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. The travel restrictions do not apply to U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (Green Card holders), most immediate family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, and specific categories of individual visa holders who are identified in the Proclamation.
Actions to Take:
- Contact your airline with flight questions: United Airlines, LATAM, and Azul.
- Review the May 22 Brazilian government announcement extending Brazil’s travel ban.
- Get more information on the May 24 Presidential Proclamation and information about COVID-19 in Brazil.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and Messages from the U.S. Embassy.
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