Brazil Entry and Exit Requirements
Brazil Entry Requirements is the set of documents and information that foreign nationals need to provide in order to be allowed entry into Brazil.
The list of entry and exit requirements can vary depending on the nationality of the traveler, as well as their purpose for visiting Brazil.
However, some of the most common Brazil travel requirements include a valid passport, a visa (for certain nationalities), and proof of onward travel.
In order to enter Brazil, travellers must have a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of their arrival in Brazil.
There are no visa requirements for travellers from the United States, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. However, all travellers must have a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of their arrival in Brazil.
Keep in mind that Brazil has strict currency regulations, and you will need to declare any cash or valuables that you are bringing into the country.
Before you book your ticket to Brazil, make sure to check the latest entry and exit requirements.
The Covid-19 pandemic has made travel much more complicated, and requirements can change at short notice:
- First of all, make sure you are eligible for entering Brazil and gather all the necessary documents, including a valid passport and visa (if required).
- Depending on your vaccination status, you may also need a negative Covid-19 test or/and vaccination proof.
Read more about the latest information on entry requirements and travel to Brazil issues-free during the ongoing pandemic.
Who can enter Brazil?
Currently, Brazil allows entry to fully vaccinated foreign travelers holding a valid Covid-19 vaccination certificate.
Unvaccinated travelers may enter Brazil only if they fall under one of the following exempt categories:
- Brazilian permanent residents and citizens
- Persons not eligible for Covid-19 vaccination because of age (as stipulated by the Brazilian Ministry of Health)
- Persons who cannot take vaccination due to the medical contraindications
- Those who arrive from countries with low coronavirus vaccination rates (as defined by the Brazilian Ministry of Health)
- Those traveling for humanitarian reasons (their entry must be approved by the Office of the President of Brazil)
Documents check-list for entering Brazil
- a visa to Brazil (if necessary)
- a negative PCR test issued within 72 hours before boarding or an antigen test taken within 24 hours before boarding (only if unvaccinated)
- a Covid-19 vaccination certificate (if vaccinated)
- travel insurance with Covid-19 coverage (recommended)
Testing, vaccination, and quarantine requirements
Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to perform a pre-departure Covid-19 test to enter Brazil. However, unvaccinated travelers, who are allowed to travel to Brazil under exemptional categories, will need to provide a negative PCR or antigen test. PCR tests must be performed within 72 hours before a trip, while antigen tests must be issued within 24 hours of travel. Moreover, the test report will be only accepted when issued in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
International visitors who wish to visit Brazil for tourism-related purposes must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Most travelers aged 12 and more will need to submit vaccination proof in order to board the flight to Brazil. Brazilian authorities recognize those Covid-19 vaccines that are approved by the WHO and ANVISA. Brazil also recognizes all official vaccination certificates, including the EU Digital COVID Certificate.
In order to be recognized as fully vaccinated for travel to Brazil, the final dose must have been received at least 14 days before the planned trip.
The accepted vaccination certificates must meet the following requirements:
- must be issued in Spanish, English, or Portugal (any other language will not be accepted)
- its printed or digital copy must be shown to the airline staff (vaccination proof exclusively in QR code is not acceptable)
- it must include the full name of a traveler that matches the name from the passport
- it must state the name of the official body issuing the certificate, vaccine manufacturer, batch number, and administration date
Currently, there is no quarantine requirement for travelers arriving in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo or Brasilia.
Covid-19 recovery proof
Those travelers who have recovered from Covid-19 within the last 3 months (90 days) starting from the date of the occurrence of symptoms may enter Brazil with a recovery proof if they:
- provide two results of detectable RT-PCR tests, with an interval of at least 14 days, the last of which must be performed within 1 day before departure/entry into Brazil;
- are able to submit a medical certificate stating that a traveler is asymptomatic and fit to travel; it must be signed by the attending physician and include the date of planned travel.
Entry Rules for Children
Fully vaccinated children are subject to the general travel rules applicable to foreign vaccinated travelers.
Children under the age of 12 who travel with parents or guardians do not need to provide a Covid-19 negative test report as long as their adult travel companions will submit a negative coronavirus test result.
Children aged between 2 and 12 years who travel alone must provide a negative or non-detectable test result (RT-PCR or antigen test) taken within 1 day before entering Brazil.
Important note: Children younger than 2 are exempt from the testing requirements, while those younger than 5 do not need to show vaccination proof.
Transit through Brazil
For connecting flights or stopovers during which a traveler does not remain in the security restricted area and/or migrates and one day has elapsed since the antigen test or laboratory RT-PCR test was performed, a document confirming that a new test, RT-PCR, or antigen test, with negative or undetectable results for SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (Covid-19), has been performed is required at check-in to the Federal Republic of Brazil.
Brazil visa requirements
In June 2019, Brazil discontinued issuing electronic visas for eligible travelers. The country introduced the eVisa system in 2017 to facilitate the entire application process for travelers from certain countries who did not need to visit the Brazilian Embassy to obtain a visa.
The Brazil electronic visa enabled up to 90 days of stay per year and was issued as a multiple-entry permit remaining valid for 2 years. There were only 4 countries eligible for Brazil eVisa, including Australia, Japan, Canada, and the USA. These countries were added to the list of visa-free countries and can enter Brazil without needing to obtain a visa if they plan to stay there maximally 90 days.
Travelers who plan long-term stays in Brazil or wish to live/work there as well as those coming from countries not included in the visa waiver program must obtain a relevant visa at the nearest Brazilian embassy or consulate.
Brazil Travelers Health Declaration Form (DSV)
During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Brazil implemented the Travelers Health Declaration Form (Declaração de Saúde do Viajante) to monitor the coronavirus situation in the country.
The form used to be mandatory for all passengers arriving in Brazil. However, from April 1, 2022, the Brazilian authorities no longer require travelers to complete the form before arrival.
Travel insurance is not mandatory for traveling to Brazil. Nevertheless, all travelers are highly advised to purchase the insurance with Covid-19 coverage.
In case of coronavirus infection, all treatment and hospitalization costs will be covered by the insurer. Choose the insurance that best matches your travel plans in Brazil.