On September 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Brazil due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country. This is a reduction from the CDC’s previous Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Brazil, which indicated a very high level of COVID-19 in the country.
Concurrent with CDC guidance, the Department of State updated its Travel Advisory for Brazil from Level 4: Do Not Travel to Level 3: Reconsider Travel due to COVID-19. Travelers are also encouraged to exercise increased caution in Brazil due to crime. Some areas have increased risk.
Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. Travelers to Brazil may experience border closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Brazil due to COVID-19. Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Brazil.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC Brazil website page for more information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Enroll in the Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Brazil.
- Follow the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate General closest to you.
For further information:
- U.S. State Department – Consular Affairs: (888) 407-4747 or (202) 501-4444
- Brazil Country Specific Information