Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? YESEffective August 26, Brazil extended the restrictions on entry of foreigners by land (unless for transit) and sea, through at least September 24. The entry of foreign visitors traveling by air is currently permitted.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.The August 26 decree changes previous requirements and now stipulates that foreign travelers entering Brazil by air, for a short stay of up to 90 days, must present proof of purchase of health insurance, in English or Portuguese, that is valid in Brazil for the entire period of the trip with minimum coverage of 30,000 Brazilian reais to an airline agent prior to boarding. Failure to provide this could result in the denial of entry by Brazilian authorities.Foreigners who are in a land border country and need to cross the border to take a flight back to their country of residence may enter Brazil with authorization from the Federal Police and must follow the below steps:
Those in the following categories are exempt from the provisions in this decree:· Brazilian citizens, born or naturalized· Permanent residents of Brazil
- 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 U.S. Embassy or Consulate General for assistance)
- When crossing the border, the air tickets for the flight to the home country must be presented to the immigration official; and
- After approval of the request, the foreigner must go directly to the airport after crossing the land border.
Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? YESInformation regarding visa extensions for residents and/or tourists:
- 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, such as diplomats, 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
- The government of Brazil announced regulations that automatically extend the length of stay for permanent residents and legal visitors in Brazil during the COVID-19 crisis prior to the border closures. The Brazilian government has indicated it will announce any future changes to the policy.