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    MEDIUM MEDICAL RISK for Brazil
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Brazil
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Deprived areas of major urban centres


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Low -

Inbound travel is broadly possible with some inconvenience; restrictions affect a limited range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a limited range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country.  Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Medium -

COVID-related impacts posing routine challenges to business operations.

The medical, logistics and security environments are impacted by the pressures of COVID-19. Pre-existing security risks increasingly likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns and associated pressures in the near/medium term. There may be delay in accessing urgent care due to pressures on the medical system. Core protective  elements of BCP likely to be implemented: non-essential staff  working from home, staff tracing in place, reinforced hygiene and segregation practices with robust escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundEntry rules:

A) Inbound travel for foreign nationals (including Canada, Mexico, US, and EU/EEA/Schengen nationals): Foreign nationals from all locations are allowed to enter provided COVID-19 testing requirements are met.

B) Inbound travel for COVID-19 variant areas: Flights from the UK and South Africa are suspended. Entry is suspended for foreign travellers that have been in those locations in the past 14 days prior to arrival in Brazil.

C) Border closures: Most land borders with Brazil's neighbouring countries are closed. These countries include: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela. Brazil's land border with Paraguay is open. Exceptions include: citizens and residents, family members of Brazilians, diplomats and persons travelling on behalf of the Brazilian government or an accredited aid organisation, holders of certain fixed-duration business, study and personal visas, as well as cargo transport personnel.

D) Traveler’s Health Declaration (DSV): filled out (in print or digitally) agreeing to sanitary measures that must be complied with during the traveler’s time in Brazil. The form is available https://formulario.anvisa.gov.br/.
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements:

A) Who needs to test?
All travellers over the age of two seeking to enter Brazil must present a negative PCR test administered within 72 hours of arrival and complete the Traveller's Health Declaration.

B) Type of test and number of hours:
The test must be a PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Brazil.
(Until further notice)
Quarantine requirements:

A) Who must quarantine and for how long?
Only travellers approved to arrive from the UK, India or South Africa are required to quarantine for 14 days. The Brazilian government also recommends a 14-day self-quarantine for individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Flights from those 3 countries are banned

B) Where must travellers quarantine?
Self-quarantine at home or accommodation.

C) Are additional tests required during quarantine?
No
(Until further notice)
Exemptions:

Exceptions to the country's land border closure include: citizens and residents, family members of Brazilians, diplomats and persons travelling on behalf of the Brazilian government or an accredited aid organisation, holders of certain fixed-duration business, study and personal visas, as well as cargo transport personnel. Foreigners who are in one of the land border countries and need to cross to Brazil to board a repatriation flight may enter Brazil with authorisation from the Federal Police, provided the traveller goes directly to the airport, ticket in hand, and authorised by the respective embassy or consulate of both countries.
(Until further notice)
Transit:

For travellers in transit: A negative PCR test is required if passenger disembarks the aircraft and remains in the airport. A PCR test is not required if passenger remains in the aircraft.
(Until further notice)
OutboundSeveral countries have implemented entry restrictions for travellers that have been in Brazil in the past 14 days prior arrival.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticBahia

A nightly curfew from 20.00 to 05.00 is in effect.
(Ends 29 June 2021)
Alagoas

There have been restrictions on non-essential activities and curfews in some regions.
(Until further notice)
Amazonas

There are restrictions on movements and business operations.
(Until further notice)
Federal District

Non-essential businesses are operating with restrictions. A curfew is in place between 00.00 and 05.00.
(Until further notice)
Sergipe

A curfew is in place from 22.00 to 05.00 from Thursdays to Saturdays.
(Until further notice)
Goias

There have been curfews in some municipalities, though there is no curfew in the state capital Goiania at this time.
(Until further notice)
Mato Grosso

There is no state-wide curfew; municipalities may impose curfew restrictions in accordance with local infection rates.
(Until further notice)
Mato Grosso do Sul

Cities will be classified as green (low), yellow, orange, red or grey (extreme). 'Orange' cities will have a curfew from 22.00 to 05.00, 'red' cities from 21.00 to 05.00 and 'grey' cities from 20.00 to 05.00. Campo Grande is classified as red.
(Until further notice)
Minas Gerais

Regions of the state have been categorised into alert levels, also known as waves. These carry varying levels of restrictions and prohibitions on non-essential services, gatherings and mask requirements. The government on 5 April suspended statewide curfew measures that were in place, though municipalities may opt to implement their own curfew measures.

More information regarding each alert level can be found here: https://www.mg.gov.br/minasconsciente/noticias
(Until further notice)
Para

Para state has a nightly curfew from 22.00 to 05.00 in municipalities at the 'red' alert level. The capital Belem is currently at the 'orange' alert level, with no curfew in place.
(Until further notice)
Paraiba

Regions of the state have been categorised into alert levels, also known as waves. These carry varying levels of restrictions and prohibitions on non-essential services, gatherings and mask requirements.

More information regarding each alert level can be found here:
https://paraiba.pb.gov.br/diretas/saude/coronavirus/novonormalpb
(Until further notice)
Parana

While a state-wide curfew has been lifted, cities may implement their own curfew measures.
(Until further notice)
Pernambuco

Various restrictions on movement and non-essential activities are in place and vary by municipality.
(Until further notice)
Piaui

A curfew is in effect from 00.01 to 05.00. There are limits on certain non-essential activities.
(Ends 20 June 2021)
Rio de Janeiro

There are limits on certain non-essential activities. A curfew that was previously in place has been suspended.
(Until further notice)
Rio Grande do Norte

A curfew is in effect Monday to Saturday from 22.00 to 06.00 in the West, Central and Valley regions of Açu. A lockdown is in effect on Sundays and holidays.
(Ends 23 June 2021)
Rio Grande do Sul

The state has adopted a Controlled Distance Model which places regions within the state into four flags: black, red, orange and yellow. The entire state has been under the black flag since 21 March. Non-essential activities are suspended and there is a curfew from 20.00 to 05.00.
(Until further notice)
Rondonia

Various restrictions on movement and non-essential activities are in place and vary by municipality.
(Until further notice)
Roraima

Curfews are in place in some municipalities.
(Until further notice)
Santa Catarina

Masks are required in enclosed spaces and gatherings are not permitted. Non-essential activities are limited and there are capacity limits on some activities. There is no movement curfew, businesses are only allowed to be open during certain hours.
(Until further notice)
Sao Paulo

Commercial activities may operate between 06.00 and 21.00. There are some limitations on other activities. A curfew is in place from 21.00 to 05.00 statewide. More details can be found here: https://www.saopaulo.sp.gov.br/planosp/
(Ends 30 June 2021)
Tocantins

There is a curfew in place in some municipalities.
(Until further notice)
Ceara

There is a daily curfew in place from 23.00 to 05.00 Mondays to Fridays, with lockdown measures in place on Saturdays and Sundays.
(Ends 21 June 2021)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Brazil

COVID-19 information for Brazil

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Crime poses the main risk to business travellers throughout the country. Visitors are particularly susceptible to opportunistic crime, such as purse-snatching, armed street robbery, car theft and carjacking, especially in tourist areas, on public transport, outside major hotels, in business districts, along beaches and in other densely populated areas. Similar risks are also present in isolated locations, such as nature reserves and national parks. Business travellers face a more credible risk of opportunistic ‘express kidnapping' than long-term kidnap-for-ransom, which generally only affects wealthy local residents.

There are no active domestic terrorist groups in Brazil and the country is at low risk of attack by transnational terrorists. However, well-armed organised crime gangs in Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro state), São Paulo (São Paulo state) and several other urban centres periodically engage in drug-related violence, such as gun and bomb attacks on police personnel and stations; most of these incidents occur in deprived urban areas that business travellers are unlikely to visit.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Brazil
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverAlthough Brazil does not require proof of
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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