Guide on latest updates on entry requirements in Brazil. Learn how to plan safe business trips in Brazil.
Despite the steady improvement of the epidemiological situation, albeit slow, there are still entry and transit regulations in Brazil. Moreover, it should be noted that restrictions may be modified differently by each Brazilian Local Authority on the basis of the epidemiological evolution of each State. Therefore, it is highly recommended to check the updates provided by Local Authorities.
In case of planning a business trip to Brazil, it should be necessary to be informed about some regulations. In order to avoid any ambiguity, it is essential to describe which requirements and indications are still strongly recommended to travellers.
Table of contents
- Entry requirements in Brazil
- Valid Vaccinations in Brazil
- Positive Covid-19 test? Active protocols
- Face masks and social distancing
- Ask our Experts
1. Entry requirements in Brazil and transit conditions
Travellers entering the Country by air from all destinations shall present proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 to the airline in charge of the flight before boarding. Conversely, unvaccinated travellers are required to provide a negative PCR or antigen test within 24 hours prior to departure.
2. Valid Vaccinations in Brazil
Vaccinations authorised and approved in Brazil by Anvisa, the World Health Organisation or the Country’s Authorities are listed below:
- Comirnaty (Pfizer/Wyeth);
- Janssen vaccine (Janssen-Cilag);
- Oxford/Covishield (Fiocruz and Astrazeneca).
However, it is noted that there are restrictions upon the importation of doses of the Sputnik vaccine, whereas the purchase and authorisation for the use of the Covaxin vaccine has been suspended as a precautionary measure.
3. Positive Covid-19 test in Brazil – follow the protocols
In the event of symptoms attributable to COVID-19, isolation at home for a period of 14 days is recommended. If symptoms worsen, it is advisable to go to the hospital. It should be noted, however, that the public health system varies from State to State in Brazil, providing differential treatment for COVID-19 patients. Some private hospitals no longer accept credit card payments for admissions and only accept patients with valid health insurance.
It is therefore recommended to check your travel insurance and to underwriting a full insurance coverage in case of disease.
4. Face masks and social distancing
Please note that the Brazilian government has restored the face mask obligation inside airports. However, rules may vary from city to city. It is also recommended to maintain an inter-personal distance.
For further information, you can contact our Experts for an in-depth analysis of your case.