Children Over 5 Must Receive Vaccination Certificate for Brazil Travel

Brazil on Friday, February 18, has updated the rules for entering the country. Now, children over five years old must present a complete vaccination certificate against COVID-19 at the time of check-in (in the case of air travel).

According to the Brazilian Ministry of Health, countries that have already started childhood vaccination must meet the entry requirement. This includes Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, China, Cuba, El Salvador, United Arab Emirates, Ecuador, the United States, Indonesia, Israel, Paraguay, Peru, United Kingdom, Switzerland, European Union, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Children under the age of two do not need a vaccination passport—only certificates that they are free from the coronavirus. In addition, minors who cannot be vaccinated for medical or humanitarian reasons will also be exempt.

In all, current entry requirements for travel to Brazil include:

  • A valid identity document or passport
  • A negative COVID-19 test result performed within 72 hours prior to entry into Brazilian territory in a laboratory duly accredited and authorized by the authorities of the country of origin. The certificate must be in Portuguese, Spanish or English
  • A certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 for travelers aged five years and over

In addition, travelers must present an international yellow fever vaccination card (the vaccine must be applied at least 10 days before the trip). They must also fill out the health declaration found on the link:

Currently, according to The New York Times, Brazil is averaging just under 115,000 new cases daily (54 per 100,000), a decrease of 39 percent over the last two weeks. Seventy-two percent of the population is fully vaccinated.

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