International visitors need negative Covid-19 tests to enter Brazil

. Dec 18, 2020

Brazil’s federal government issued an ordinance stating that all visitors from foreign countries must present proof of a negative RT-PCR Covid-19 test before entering Brazil. The measure comes into effect on December 30 and will apply to any international visitors arriving by air, including Brazilian citizens.

The proof of a negative Covid-19 test must be submitted to the airline responsible for the flight, before departure. The test in question must have been administered within 72 hours before the trip. The ordinance also states that all international visitors must sign a waiver upon entry to Brazil, declaring that they agree with the Covid-19 prevention measures in place in the country. However, the legal provision does not specify which measures these are.

Euan Marshall

Originally from Scotland, Euan Marshall is a journalist who ditched his kilt and bagpipes for a caipirinha and a football in 2011, when he traded Glasgow for São Paulo. Specializing in Brazilian soccer, politics and the connection between the two, he authored a comprehensive history of Brazilian soccer entitled “A to Zico: An Alphabet of Brazilian Football.”

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