Brazil Set to Relax Travel Restrictions Due to COVID

The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa) recommended on Monday, March 28 that travel restrictions due to COVID-19 be relaxed due to a drop in cases and deaths. Fully vaccinated travelers would not need to quarantine or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, while unvaccinated travelers, or those not yet fully vaccinated, would only need proof of a negative test, with the quarantine requirement being dropped.

On the other hand, according to Avnisa, traveler health statements used to track COVID cases will no longer be required, effective immediately, while testing for vaccinated travelers will be suspended from May 1. According to the regulatory agency, it will be up to the interministerial group to assess the epidemiological scenario to define the most appropriate date for easing health measures.

“The recommendations can be reviewed by Anvisa, due to changes in the epidemiological scenario or in view of the need to adopt sanitary measures at ports, airports and borders to guarantee the health of the population,” said the agency.

According to The New York Times, Brazil is averaging just under 30,000 new COVID cases a day, representing a 34 percent drop in the last two weeks. Deaths are averaging 233 a day, a 44 percent drop in the last 14 days. Seventy-six percent of the population is fully vaccinated, while 86 percent has received a partial dosage.

In the meantime, the lates travel requirements for Brazil can be found at

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