Entry Restrictions Extended

Oct 20, 2020

On 16 October 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia issued a Health Alert regarding the extension of entry restrictions in Brazil, which reads in part as follows: “Effective October 14, Brazil extended the restrictions on entry of foreigners by land (unless for transit) and sea, through at least November 12. The entry of foreign visitors traveling by air for a short stay of up to 90 days is currently permitted.”

“Effective October 2, the Government of Brazil no longer requires foreign travelers to present proof of health insurance valid in Brazil in order to enter. While no longer a requirement, the U.S. Department of State continues to recommend that all travelers purchase insurance before departing the United States. The U.S. government does not provide health insurance for U.S. citizens overseas and does not pay medical bills. Commercial flights between the United States and Brazil operate on a regular basis. Although Brazil has opened its borders 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 full text of the alert is available here.

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