Coronavirus: transit and borders

Border traffic information.

The entry of foreigners in Brazil, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, is governed by interministerial ordinances, which are updated monthly by the Federal Government. In its last update, Ordinance 653, of May 14, 2021 (click here to access), maintains the authorization for foreigners to enter Brazil through any airport in the country, provided that the migratory requirements are met, such as having an entry visa when it is required.

The Ordinance maintains the exceptional and temporary restriction on the entry of foreigners of any nationality into the country by road, other land or waterway transport for a period of more than 30 days. These restrictions do not apply to:

  • Brazilian, born or naturalized;
  • immigrant with permanent residence, for a fixed or indefinite period, in Brazilian territory;
  • foreign professional on mission at the service of an international organization, as long as duly identified;
  • foreign employee accredited to the Brazilian Government;
  • cargo transportation.
  • foreigner who is:
    – spouse; partner; son; Brazilian parent or curator;

    – authorized to enter specifically by the Brazilian Government in view of the public interest or for humanitarian reasons;
    – holder of the National Migration Registry;

Exceptions in bold do not apply to foreigners from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.