En De
Total doses
given
474.6M
People fully
vaccinated
173.2M
% Fully
vaccinated
80.44%
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR / LFT
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None

Full Restrictions:

22.09.2022

All travellers

You can travel to Brazil without a visa as a tourist for up to 90 days. If you wish to extend your tourist visa, you should contact the Policia Federal.

See Visas and Passport validity section for more information.

If you are traveling to Brazil you must show valid proof of one of the following on entry:

These requirements do not apply to children under 12 years old. See ‘Children and young people’.

If you’re fully vaccinated

If you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to take a COVID-19 test to enter Brazil. Most people aged 12 or older travelling to Brazil, will need to present a vaccination certificate to the airline before boarding and during travel.

Brazilian authorities have confirmed that vaccines recommended and approved for use by the World Health Organisation are accepted to enter Brazil. This includes the Moderna, Oxford/AstraZeneca, and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines used in the UK vaccine programme.

Proof of vaccination status

To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller to Brazil, your final vaccine dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel. You cannot use the NHS COVID-19 vaccination appointment card as proof of vaccination when entering Brazil.

UK’s proof of COVID-19 vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies are accepted as these are in line with the Brazilian government guidelines for certification.

The Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) website (in Portuguese) lists the forms of acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination. The website also includes the following information about proof of vaccination:

  • English, Spanish or Portuguese are the only languages accepted;
  • It must be in printed or digital form to show the airline. Proof of vaccination exclusively in QR code format will not be accepted;
  • It must have the traveller’s full name, matching the name on the passport .
  • It must include the name of the official body which issued the record, the vaccine manufacturer, date(s) of vaccination and batch number.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

If you’re not fully vaccinated, you can enter Brazil by air or land by presenting one of the following documents:

  • proof of a negative PCR test or a negative antigen test, taken no more than 24 hours before boarding or entering by land.
  • proof of having recovered from COVID-19 in the last 90 days and two negative COVID-19 tests on entry to Brazil. See ‘If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year’.

All forms of proof should be in English, Spanish or Portuguese and shown to airline staff at check-in. Details of exemptions for unvaccinated travellers – including for some children travelling with an adult providing the above documentation – can be found on the Brazilian Consulate in London website.

If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year

If you’re travelling to Brazil and have recovered from a prior COVID-19 infection in the last 90 days, you must show the following documents:

  • 2 negative COVID-19 tests, with an interval of at least fourteen days, the last being performed up to one day before the moment of departure/entry into the country; and
  • medical certificate containing the signature of the responsible physician and that you are asymptomatic and able to travel, with the date of travel.

Children and young people

Children under 2 do not need to present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Brazil. Any unvaccinated children between the ages of 2 and12 years old will be granted entry when flying to Brazil from the UK with their parents or legal guardians. Parents or guardians who are fully vaccinated are also exempt from presenting a negative test for COVID-19. However, if not fully vaccinated, they will need to present proof of a negative PCR test or an antigen test for COVID-19 taken within 24 hours of boarding. Details of exemptions can be found on the Brazilian government website (in Portuguese).

If you’re transiting through Brazil

Passengers arriving in Brazil by air or land can transit, as long as they follow the rules set out above.

Exemptions

We are not aware of any exemptions to Brazil’s COVID-19 entry requirements.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Brazil.

Visas

British nationals can normally enter Brazil without a visa as a tourist. For further information about visas, see the website of the Brazilian Consulate in London.

Ensure you comply with Brazilian immigration laws on arrival in the country. You must satisfy the Federal Police (the Brazilian immigration authority) of the purpose of your visit. You will need to demonstrate that you have enough money for the duration of your stay, provide de-tails of your accommodation and evidence of return or onward travel. Make sure your passport is stamped. If it is not, you may be fined on departure.

If you wish to extend your stay in Brazil, you should apply to the Federal Police for an extension. If you overstay, you are likely to be given notice to leave the country at your own expense and you may be fined or deported.

Dual nationality

The Brazilian immigration authorities often require dual British/Brazilian nationals visiting Brazil to travel on Brazilian (rather than British) passports.

Travelling with children

There are additional requirements for British-Brazilian dual nationals under 18 entering or transiting through Brazil without their parents or legal guardian, or travelling with one parent only. These requirements don’t usually apply to foreign nationals, but as a precaution and to avoid any possible delays, British nationals under 18 entering or transiting through Brazil without their parents or legal guardian, or travelling with one parent only, are advised to bring a letter of authorisation to travel from any parent(s) not travelling. This applies particularly to children with a Brazilian parent, even if the child only holds a British passport. Contact the Brazilian Consulate in London for more information and advice.

Yellow fever certificate requirements

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.

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