Message for U.S. Citizens:  Next Issue of American Citizen Quarterly 

Dear U.S. Citizens,   We are pleased to inform you the next issue of the American Citizen Quarterly, a publication for U.S. citizens in Brazil, is now available.  This quarter’s update provides the latest information on issues impacting U.S. citizens in Brazil with a focus on the COVID-19 test requirement to enter the United States, continued travel restrictions, and a personal note from U.S. Ambassador ... Read More»

United States committed to coordinating support for vaccination efforts

Statement by the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil Spokesperson   The United States is committed to coordinating with Brazilian partners, the government, and the private sector to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts.  The recent finalization of contracts between the government of Brazil and U.S companies Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson was a crucial step which ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General in Recife donates PPE to fight COVID-19

Personal protective equipment was donated to the SAMU on Friday, October 23 Recife, October 23, 2020 – Combating the Covid-19 pandemic is a priority for the governments of the United States and Brazil. This Friday (October 23), the U.S. Consulate General donated approximately 25,000 masks, 14,000 gloves and 12,000 disposable aprons to the Emergency Medical ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

U.S. Government Donates more than USD $110,000 to the Health System and Communities in Rio

Favela residents and health professionals in Rio de Janeiro will benefit from two donations delivered this week by the U.S. Consulate in Rio to help mitigate the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Read More»

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) ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

The U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro and Voz das Comunidades Launch an App to Combat Misinformation about Covid-19

The community journalism initiative in Complexo do Alemão will share real-time alerts and reliable information about the virus. Rio de Janeiro, May 11, 2020 – Seeing the need of some community residents for reliable information amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro and the community outlet, Voz das Comunidades, from ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»
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