Foreigners Need Negative Covid-19 Exam to Fly to Brazil

Ordinance issued this Thursday (17) starts to take effect from December 30

São Paulo

Brazilians traveling abroad will have to present a negative Covid-19 test to the airline when embarking back to the country.

The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure. Foreigners traveling to Brazil are subject to the same rule, which becomes effective as of December 30 this year and can disrupt the trip of those who have planned holidays abroad.

Brazilians and foreigners who are traveling by air to Brazil will still have to fill out a traveler's health declaration (DSV) stating that they agree on sanitary measures to be complied with while they are in the country. What these measures are, is not yet known.

"Foreigners and Brazilians will have to plan in relation to the countries from which they will leave before arriving in Brazil to ensure that the exam's availability and deadlines are compatible with the previously scheduled agenda", warns Diana Quintas, partner at the immigration consultancy Fragomen in Brazil.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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