Event: Effective immediately, all individuals ages five and older traveling to Brazil must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination, in addition to a Traveler’s Health Declaration (DSV) and proof of a negative COVID-19 test, either an RT-PCR test performed within 72 hours of departure, or an antigen test performed within 24 hours of departure. This is a change from Brazil’s previous policy that only required proof of vaccination for individuals ages 12 and older. If you have any questions about this requirement, please check with your airline before traveling as the airline will verify the vaccination status of all travelers.
Regulations for unvaccinated travelers, regardless of legal status, may change without warning. Unvaccinated travelers who are Brazilian citizens or legal residents must seek an exemption with the Federal Police upon arrival and may be allowed to enter but will be required to complete five days of quarantine after reaching their final destination in Brazil at the address indicated on their DSV form. Please note, unvaccinated travelers are likely to be denied boarding by international airlines. At the end of the five-day quarantine, unvaccinated travelers must take a new RT-PCR or antigen test. If the test is positive, they must follow Brazilian Ministry of Health guidelines; if the test is negative, they can travel as planned throughout the country.
While Brazil’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements may change, the CDC recommends that U.S. citizens eligible for vaccination should not travel internationally until they are fully vaccinated. The U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory for Brazil is currently Level 4: Do Not Travel due to COVID-19.
Vaccines must be approved by ANVISA (Brazil’s National Health Agency), the World Health Organization, the FDA, or by relevant health authorities in the country where the vaccine was administered. To be considered fully vaccinated, the traveler must have received the final dose of the vaccine at least 14 days prior to boarding.
For more details on Brazil’s COVID-19 entry requirements:
- Review the February 11 Brazilian government announcement requiring travelers ages five and over to be vaccinated and the December 8 Brazilian government announcement outlining new entry requirements.
- Visit the U.S. Embassy Brasilia COVID-19 webpage for information on conditions in Brazil.
- Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions, including potential COVID vaccine or testing requirements for countries you are transiting through.