Last Updated: October 12, 2020
Brazil is known for its big and colorful carnival festivals, some of the best coffee in the world, soccer, and incredible scenery. It has surprised us by announcing a bold move to uplift its travel ban that has been placed since March 2020. The country is reopening to foreign tourists arriving by air, despite their staggering number of COVID-19 cases.
This country rich in biodiversity reopened their borders way faster than the other countries in South America with less severe outbreaks such as Colombia, Argentina, Panama, and Peru which all remained closed to international commercial flights.
October 10 update: The reopening of Brazil’s land and sea borders have been extended until at least Nov. 1. For now, the only way for tourists to enter Brazil is through international air travel.
Which Countries Are Allowed To Visit Brazil?
Visitors from all countries with valid visas can now travel to Brazil.
While tourists can now visit Brazil, many countries have not taken any reciprocal action due to the country’s COVID-19 status. The United States and European Union, are open for international travel but do not allow tourists from Brazil.
What Are The Requirements For Entry?
- A Valid Visa if your country requires one to visit Brazil.
- Proof of travel insurance. Everyone can travel to Brazil as long as they have health insurance for the duration of their trip.
- Upon arriving, temperature checks should be expected for Brazil has been testing a new temperature screening systems.
What Are The Airports Open in Brazil?
All airports will be open with the exception of the following:
No international arrivals are permitted to land in these five states:
- Mato Grosso du Sul
- Rio Grande do Sul
The primary hub airports of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro will open to all international arrivals.
Is It Mandatory To Undergo Testing and/or Quarantine To Enter?
No. As of today, the government of Brazil has not yet announced any mandatory testing or quarantines for any tourists visiting the country.
Bottom Line – Travel Responsibly
While this news is just breaking, Brazil’s reopening announcement can change constantly and we do our very best to update this article with all the newest information.
So whether you’re planning to go to Copacabana, Ipanema, or Rio de Janeiro, it is important to put your own safety first and assess the ongoing situation.