On January 31, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Brazil due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. This is an increase from the CDC’s previous Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Brazil, which indicated a high level of COVID-19 in the country. Concurrent with CDC guidance, the Department of State updated its Travel Advisory for Brazil from Level 3: Reconsider Travel to Level 4: Do Not Travel to due to COVID-19. Travelers are also encouraged to exercise increased caution in Brazil due to crime. Some areas have increased risk.
Do not travel internationally until you are vaccinated and up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.
Getting vaccinated is still the best way to protect yourself from severe disease and slow the spread of COVID-19. In addition to following the requirements for international travel, CDC recommends that all travelers be up to date with COVID-19 vaccines before traveling.
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. Currently Brazil requires proof of full vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test, and a completed Traveler’s Health Declaration prior to boarding a Brazil-bound flight to enter. 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