If you are arranging a trip to Brazil, here is what you’ll need to know and expect if you want to visit throughout the global coronavirus pandemic.

Brazil has been one of the hardest hit states by the pandemic. It retains the second greatest death toll in the world, second only to the United States, and the Brazilian version of Covid-19 is quickly spreading around the planet, considered to be contagious.

What is on offer
This really is a bucket list destination — a state that really does have everything. There are a number of the best beaches on Earth, plus, of course, the principal part of the Amazon rainforest — which visitors can help protect, by contributing toward the conservation market.

Who can go
Almost everyone. Brazil’s government has been famously relaxed about the pandemic — which includes border management. Following a brief closing in 2020, the borders are now open, including to virtually all vacationers, for stays of up to 90 days.

British visitors are out of luck — Brazil has banned flights to and from the UK since the announcement of the English variant of Covid-19, and nobody who has been in the UK in the past 14 days can go, other than residents, family members of Brazilian nationals, and some business travel.

Brazil has also banned flights coming from or transiting through India and South Africa.

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What are the restrictions?

If flying, before boarding, all arrivals must present a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours, and a traveler’s health declaration form to their airline before boarding (the airline will distribute the form).

Land and sea borders are closed to non-residents, unless en route to fly home. In that case, travelers must get authorization in advance, present a note from their own embassy or consulate authorizing their crossing at the border, show the plane ticket and go straight to the airport.