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Brazil Health Declaration

Since December 30, 2020, the Government of Brazil has made it mandatory for all visitors to the country to get a negative COVID-19 PCR test. This test needs to be conducted not more than 72 hours before travel.

Citizens of other countries are also required to fill a health form. Airports allow visitors from other countries. However, there are constraints on those traveling via land and sea routes for an undefined period.

Visiting Brazil

If you plan to visit Brazil, here is what you must know:


    1. Flights from South Africa and the United Kingdom are adjourned.
    2. Travelers who have visited or been in transit in United Kingdom or South Africa are barred from entering or being in transit through Brazil. This condition is not applicable for citizens of Brazil.
    3. Visitors who enter Brazil or are there in transit should compulsorily have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test report. This test must not be older than 72 hours prior to exiting from the initial point of boarding. This certificate needs to be in either English, Portuguese or Spanish language.

This is not applicable to:

      • Travelers who are less than 2 years in age:
      • Travelers who are less than 12 years in age and are traveling with someone. The person accompanying them must have a negative RT-PCR test report.

  1. Travelers and the flight staff must have filled a Traveler's Health Declaration form online at https://formulario.anvisa.gov.br/ . This form needs to be submitted on arrival.
  2. Flight staff members need to go through quarantine at a hotel until their next flight.
  3. Brazil citizens who have visited or have been in transit to South Africa or the United Kingdom in the past 14 days need to go through a 14-day quarantine.

Brazil Traveler's Health Declaration

Besides a negative COVID-19 PCR test, all visitors and in-transits in Brazil are also required to fill a 'Travelers Health Declaration' and submit it to the officials on arrival. In spite of new entry rules, those who get a negative COVID-19 test result can generally savor this fascinating country.

The form is populated (as a hard copy or online) communicating compliance with compulsory cleanliness regulations throughout the visitor's stay in Brazil. The Brazilian government has not released the details of this paper, nevertheless, the assumption is that the form will be distributed before boarding the flight to Brazil.

Key Information for Travelers to Brazil

If you are traveling to Brazil, it is imperative that you know the following:

Prior to your travel, get a viral test done 1-3 days before your travel date. You must not travel in a state of waiting for test results, or if you test positive, or are unwell. Stick to all entry criteria for your destination and share any necessary or asked for health information. In the midst of the travel, wear a mask, keep a minimum distance of 6 feet from people who are not traveling with you, wash your hands frequently or use a hand sanitizer, and observe your health for indications of sickness.

Before returning to your destination country, get a viral test done 1-3 days prior to travel. Comply with all destination and flight advice or criteria.

Post-travel, get tested 3-5 days after your trip AND remain indoors for 7 days after the trip. On not getting tested, it's safest to remain indoors for 10 days. In case of a recognized exposure to COVID-19 before travel, postpone your trip, remain in quarantine, get yourself checked, and observe your health.

Land Border Regulations

Non-Brazilian citizens or residents, excluding those excused and those from countries that have a common land border with Brazil and need to cross the border to take a flight back to their home country, may enter Brazil only after approval from the Federal Police.

They must abide by the following:


  • Travelers require formal permission from the embassy or consulate of their home country.
  • At the time of going across the border, the return air tickets for the home country needs to be shown to the immigration authorities: and
  • Once approved, the traveler needs to move to the airport, straightaway after crossing the land border.

The following categorizations are excluded from the land border entry limitations:


  • Brazilian citizens.
  • Permanent residents of Brazil.
  • National Immigration Registry Card Holders (Registro Nacional Migratorio - RNM).
  • Foreign office workers hired by a non-governmental welfare organization approved by the Government of Brazil.
  • Professionals from abroad, like diplomats, confirmed by the Brazilian government and their entitled relatives.
  • Spouse, spouse equivalent, children, parents, or caretaker of a Brazilian citizen
  • An individual whose entry into Brazil is regarded by the government to be in the public interest.
  • Passengers in transit.
  • Passengers required to deboard the aircraft for refueling or repairs: aircraft personnel.

If the coming days see the elimination of the virus, it's widely anticipated that Brazil will take the lead in relaxing these COVID-19-related entry restrictions. The country may return to an increasingly open entry system. Till then, its best to be updated then be refused entry.

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