On 26 May 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia issued a Health Alert regarding Brazil’s border closures, which reads in part as follows:

“On May 22, Brazil decreed that foreigners are banned from entering the country by air, land, and sea for 30 days (through June 21). This is an extension of previous border closures. Those in the following categories are exempt:

  • Brazilian citizens, born or naturalized
  • Permanent residents of Brazil 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 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, international passengers making a connection who do not leave the international transit area, passengers required to disembark for aircraft refueling or repairs, and flight crews.”

The entire Health Alert is available here.