From December 30, 2020, all arrivals, both foreigners and citizens, will be obliged to show proof of a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours before departure of the inbound flight. Any foreigner/tourist who does not present proof of the negative test before the flight may not be permitted to board.
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From December 30, 2020, all travelers to Brazil by air (Brazilians and foreigners) must present the following documents to the airline before boarding:
1) Traveler’s Health Declaration (DSV): filled out (in print or digitally) agreeing to sanitary measures that must be complied with during the traveler’s time in Brazil. Note: the Brazilian government has not issued the specifics of this document yet but it is understood that the form will be distributed prior to boarding the airplane to Brazil. For further questions on this document, please contact your airline.
2) Negative COVID-19 test: specifically, a document from a laboratory test (RT-PCR) for screening for infection by SARS-CoV-2, with a negative/non-reactive result, performed within 72 hours prior to the moment of boarding; Please see below further clarifications from the Brazilian government regarding the required COVID-19 test:
• The COVID-19 test must be a document from a laboratory test (RT-PCR) for screening for infection by SARS-CoV-2, with a negative/non-reactive result, performed within 72 hours prior to the moment of boarding;
• The document must be presented in Portuguese, Spanish or English;
• The test must be carried out in a laboratory recognized by the health authority of the country of departure;
• Children under the age of twelve who are traveling with a companion are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test provided that all companions present the required negative/non-reactive COVID-19 tests. However, children aged two or over and less than twelve years old who are traveling unaccompanied must present proof of the negative/non-reactive COVID-19 test;
• Children under the age of two years are exempt from presenting a negative COVID-19 test;
• In the event of travel to Brazil with connections or stopovers where the traveler remains in a restricted area of the airport, the seventy-two hour period applies for prior to boarding the first flight of the trip.
• While Brazil has opened its border to visitors traveling by air, U.S. citizens considering international travel should be aware that Brazil remains at a Level 4 Travel Advisory (Do Not Travel) and continues to experience high daily case numbers of COVID-19.
• While Brazil no longer requires proof of health insurance to enter the country, the U.S. Department of State continues to recommend that all travelers purchase insurance before departing the United States or verify that their existing health insurance will cover them while abroad. The U.S. government does not provide health insurance for U.S. citizens overseas and does not pay medical bills.
• Effective December 25, international flights to Brazil originating in or passing through the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are prohibited on a temporary basis. Foreign travelers who are coming from or passing through the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the last fourteen days will not be permitted to embark on flights to Brazil.
• Foreigners who are in a land border country and need to cross the border to embark on a flight back to their country of residence may enter Brazil with authorization from the Federal Police and must follow the below steps:
1. The foreigner must obtain an official note from the Embassy or consulate of the country of citizenship (U.S. citizens should reach out to the closest Embassy or consulate for assistance);
2. When crossing the border, the air tickets for the flight to the home country must be presented to the immigration official;
3. After approval of the request, the foreigner must go directly to the airport upon crossing the land border.
From December 30, 2020, travelers in the following categories are exempt from the land border entry restrictions:
• Brazilian citizens, born or naturalized
• Permanent residents of Brazil
• National Immigration Registry Card Holders (Registro Nacional Migratório – RNM)
• Foreign professionals employed by a non-governmental aid organization recognized by the Brazilian government
• Foreign officials accredited by the Brazilian government
• Spouse, domestic partner, son or daughter, father or mother, or caregiver of a Brazilian citizen
• Any person whose entrance into Brazil is deemed by the government to be in the public interest
Travelers in transit in one of the following categories:
• Cargo delivery
• Passengers required to disembark for aircraft refueling or repairs
• Flight crews