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COVID-19 Information

The new policy for international travel during the Covid-19 pandemic hav already come into force and must be observed by travelers as well as companies responsible for air, waterborne, and land transportation.

In general terms, the new rules reinforce the central role of vaccination in the national border policy for all types of transportation. For that reason, presenting a proof of complete immunization is mandatory for all individuals eligible for vaccination and who intend to enter Brazil. 

According to the ordinance, a traveler will be considered fully vaccinated when he/she has completed the primary vaccination schedule (two doses or a single dose, according to the immunizer) at least 14 days before the date of departure. The vaccines allowed in Brazil are those approved by Anvisa, the World Health Organization (WHO) or the authorities of the country where the traveler was immunized. 

However, as stated by the new rules, a proof of vaccination will not be accepted if the vaccine data is available only in QR Code format or in any other coded language. In addition, medical certificates of recovery from Covid-19 will not be accepted as a proof of complete vaccination. And finally, following Anvisa's recommendation, quarantines on arrival in Brazilian territory will no longer be required.  

Check the new rules for each type of transportation 

Air Transportation 

- Traveler Health Declaration: it is no longer necessary to fill in the DSV (Traveler Health Declaration).  

- Vaccinated travelers: Brazilians and foreigners are exempt from presenting a proof of a negative or undetectable Covid-19 test. However they must present to the airline, before boarding, a proof of vaccination, either printed or electronic. 

- Brazilians or foreigners residing in Brazilian territory who are not fully vaccinated: if they have a health condition that contraindicates vaccination (attested by a medical report), if they are not eligible for vaccination due to age or if they are coming from countries with low vaccination coverage, in those situations they must present to the airline, before boarding, a proof of a negative or undetectable Covid-19 test, such as an antigen test or RT-PCR laboratory carried out one day before boarding time. 

- Foreigners who are not fully vaccinated are not allowed to enter the national territory (with exceptions). 

Land transportation and borders 

Brazilians and foreigners must present a proof of vaccination at land control points. The proof of vaccination must also be presented, as a condition for boarding, to the services responsible for international road and rail passenger transport. 

The following cases are exempt from presenting a proof of vaccination in land transport: 

  • Brazilians and foreigners who reside in Brazilian territory and are not fully vaccinated. 

  • Cargo transport workers under the conditions established by the ordinance. 

  • Border residents in twin cities. 

  • Travelers in situations of vulnerability (humanitarian crisis). 

  • Travelers from countries with low vaccination coverage. 

  • People who are ineligible for vaccination due to age. 

  • Travelers with a health condition that contraindicates vaccination. 

Foreigners who are not fully vaccinated are not allowed to enter the national territory (with exceptions).  

Waterborne transportation 

Vaccinated travelers: Brazilians or foreigners coming from abroad must present to the company or person responsible for the vessel, before boarding, a proof of vaccination, either printed or electronic. 

Vaccinated travelers are exempt from presenting any proof of a negative or undetectable Covid-19 test. 

Brazilians or foreigners residing in Brazilian territory who are not fully vaccinated: if they have a health condition that contraindicates vaccination (attested by a medical report), if they are not eligible for vaccination due to age or if they are coming from countries with low vaccination coverage, in those conditions, those travelers must present to the company or person responsible for the vessel, before disembarking in the country, a proof of a negative or undetectable Covid-19 test, such as an antigen test or RT-PCR laboratory carried out one day before boarding time. 

Foreigners who are not fully vaccinated are not allowed to enter the national territory (with exceptions).  

 

Rules for children 

Vaccinated children are covered by the general rules of the new ordinance.  

Unvaccinated children: 

• children under the age of 12 who are accompanied are exempt from providing a Covid-19 test, provided all people accompanying the children present documents with a negative result or undetectable, laboratory-type RT-PCR or antigen test, performed up to one day before departure/entry into the country. 

• Children aged between 2 and 12 years who are traveling unaccompanied must present a document with a negative or undetectable result, such as RT-PCR laboratory type or antigen test, performed up to one day before departure/entry into the country. 

• Children under 2 years of age are not required to submit any Covid-19 tests. 

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