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Traveling to Brazil During COVID-19

Pollyanna Vitarelli, our trip support specialist in Brazil, has put together these resources to help you with your travels. While we always make every effort to provide you the latest information, we strongly recommend in contacting World Fuel Trip Support regarding your specific operation.

Brazil has had open borders since July, but have recently updated their restrictions to allow foreigners to enter the country through any international airport without quarantine requirement. Those entering the country and staying for up to 90 days must present proof of purchase of health insurance valid in Brazil, and they must maintain coverage for the entire period of the trip. If this does not happen, the traveler may be prevented from entering Brazil. 

There are exceptions to these restrictions and updates on where Brazilians can travel.

Since July 29, the Brazilian government decided to open the borders to foreigners, which initially had been closed since March 27. It is quite interesting to note the graph of new daily cases that Brazil reached the highest mark on the same 29th; however, the scenario has been gradually improving after that date.

daily new cases


Brazilian Exceptions to the Restrictions

The restrictions do not apply, however, to:

  • Brazilian, born or naturalized, returning from travel
  • An immigrant with permanent residence, foreign professional on a mission serving an international organization
  • A foreigner who is a spouse, partner, son, father, or curator of a Brazilian
  • Whose entry is authorized explicitly by the Brazilian government because of the public interest or for humanitarian reasons
  • Holder of the National Migratory Registry

Where Can Brazilians Travel?

Since May 24, the USA decided to suspend the entry of any foreigner who was in Brazil for 14 days before going to the USA. In late June, the European Union agreed to extend the ban on entry of travelers from Brazil and other countries that do not have a controlled epidemic, citing risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

These restrictions for Brazilian's passengers are still active, and to find out about details pertaining to flights out of Brazil, please check with our operations team to verify case by case.

Easy to Obtain Slots in Brazil

Accordingly, Rodrigo Arvoredo, manager at TAM Aviação Executiva, for operations inside Brazil, it is very easy to obtain slots and parking as most airports decreased their operations.

TAM is part of our global vendor network and has implemented internal protocols such as:

  • Employees temperature measure
  • Installation of totems with alcohol gel, disinfection in common areas 
  • Providing aircraft disinfection services, following health and manufacturers protocols, to keep everyone safe and to avoid any damage on the aircraft.

This year we will not be meeting our customers and partners at LABACE 2020. Brazilian General Aviation Association (ABAG) had initially postponed the show and now announced the cancelation. The next show will take place between 10 and 12 August 2021. We will be happy to see you all safe and healthy next year.                                                 

Regarding other countries in South America, most of the borders are still closed or with many restrictions. This information can be monitored on our website, continuously updated by our local offices around the World. In addition to having an overview of each country, we also recommend that you verify with our team on each case as the operation may depend on the flight origin or passenger's nationality.

Contact World Fuel Trip Support

Asia-Pacific: +65 6215 6888

Canada: +1 403 717 4393

Europe, Middle East & Africa: +41 22 341 6210

South America: + 55 11 2924-2569

United States: +1 800 626 0577 | +1 281 280 2200

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