Travel Advisory: U.S. Embassy Brazil (21 December 2021)

Location: Brazil, countrywide

Event: The Government of Brazil announced additional entry requirements on December 20, 2021, including the following:

All individuals ages 12 and older traveling to Brazil by air must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination (electronic or printed), in addition to a Traveler’s Health Declaration (DSV) completed no more than 24 hours prior to boarding, and proof of a negative COVID-19 test, either an RT-PCR test performed within 72 hours of boarding or an antigen test performed within 24 hours of boarding. However, the proof of vaccination requirement is waived for travelers:

  1. with a health condition that contraindicates vaccination, certified by a medical report;
  2. not eligible for vaccination due to age, according to criteria defined by the Ministry of Health in the National Plan for the Operationalization of Vaccination against COVID-19 and published in the Ministry of Health website;
  3. due to humanitarian issues (as detailed in the December 20 portaria); or,
  4.  arriving from countries with low vaccination coverage published on the Ministry of Health website.

Unvaccinated travelers who are Brazilian citizens, legal residents, or those waived in categories I – IV (see above) will be allowed to enter but must complete a fourteen-day quarantine after reaching their final destination in Brazil at the address indicated on their DSV form. After the fifth day of quarantine, if the traveler is asymptomatic and has received a negative RT-PCR or antigen test result, the quarantine may be discontinued.

Brazilians and legal residents who left Brazil by December 14, 2021 are exempt from presenting proof of vaccination and from quarantining on return.

Vaccines must be approved by the World Health Organization 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.

While Brazil’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements may change, the CDC recommends that U.S. citizens should not travel internationally until they are fully vaccinated.

For more details on Brazil’s COVID-19 entry requirements:

  • Review the December 20 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.

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