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Travel to Brazil Post-Pandemic

Information. 14-Oct-2021 .brazilbeachtravel
We return with a detailed report on the next and longed-for return to travel to Brazil post-covid-19

UPDATE 3/4/2022

Ipanema - Rio de Janeiro
Ipanema - Rio de Janeiro
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With the new decree of 4/1/2022, the restrictions are reduced to the presentation of proof of vaccination (at least two doses) in printed or electronic form for everyone over 5 years old, the second vaccine dose must have been taken at least 14 days before enter Brazilian territory, also its no longer mandatory to fill Traveler's Health Declaration

Trancoso - Bahia
Trancoso - Bahia
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Click to see latest decree (1/4/2022) migratory covid restrictions in Brazil (Portuguese)

Campeche Island - Florianópolis - Santa catarina
Campeche Island - Florianópolis - Santa catarina
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They have been very difficult times, and international tourism has been most affected by the covid-19 pandemic, borders were closed, flights routes disappeared indefinitely and we got used to short trips within our own countries as the only relief to our traveling spirit.

Fernando de Noronha Island
Fernando de Noronha Island
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With mass vaccination, however, the world slowly returns to normal and Brazil is no exception, for those of us who love to travel to this wonderful country, lay down again on the white sand of its beaches begins to stop being a distant dream and is emerging as a possible reality.

Arraial do Cabo - Rio de Janeiro
Arraial do Cabo - Rio de Janeiro
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Even with precautions and fear of new strains and waves that clear us back, but unlike last year, the next southern hemisphere summer will show most of the population immunized and that gives hope in a very short time to be able to travel again to Brazil as before the pandemic, to enjoy again the beaches, the culture and the landscapes that only the giant of South America can offer.

Guarda do Embaú - Santa catarina
Guarda do Embaú - Santa catarina
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Current Covid-19 situation in Brazil

The are many good news at this time, after a second wave that swept the country during much of this 2021, the rate of transmission of coronavirus in Brazil is the lowest since the beginning of the measurements, this week it was located at 0.60 being the previous lower rate of 0.68 in November 2020; vaccination with at least one dose is more than 70% of the population, and the people with a complete vaccination scheme is approaching 50%, hospital occupancy is under control and the arrival of hot weather in most of the country contributes to give optimism about the epidemiological situation for the next few months, as a result of this, domestic tourism is currently beginning to show a movement similar to pre-pandemic times.

Coroa Vermelha - Bahia
Coroa Vermelha - Bahia
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Covid Restrictions Situation

The trend towards openness in almost all the states of Brazil is total, and it is even expected (with current epidemiological  statistics) that new year and carnival parties will take place practically without restrictions, in the majority of the destinations it is estimated that the face masks will no longer be mandatory from sice next month.

Torres - Rio Grande do Sul
Torres - Rio Grande do Sul
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In any case, it is very important to clarify that there are always possibilities of regression with this treacherous pandemic. But the vaccination landscape for the first time generates an optimistic scenario based on real data.

Fernando de Noronha Island
Fernando de Noronha Island
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Tourist Infrastructure and Restrictions

The current situation is almost that of a post-pandemic tourist boom, the last long weekend (between 8 and 12 October) has shown practically full occupancy in all the main destinations in the country and wide movements by land and air.

Praia do Espelho - Bahia
Praia do Espelho - Bahia
© Johannes Compaan Fotografia

Although each state and municipality has its own rules, in practice we have seen that in hotels the restrictions are practically non-existent or only informative, many tourists comply with the use of face masks but in practice, from what we are seeing, neither the authorities nor the facility control compliance too much, the employees of hotels, inns and gastronomic establishments, on the other hand, in general, do respect the protocols.

Use of face masks

In restaurants and bars, in general the use of face masks is respected in closed spaces and in transit, in outdoor tables, however, it is not required and practically nobody uses them.

In supermarkets / pharmacies / stores, the strict use of face masks is required and we have verified that it is widely respected.

The availability of gel alcohol is also quite respected in almost all establishments, mainly restaurants, bars and supermarkets.

Beach Restrictions

Although each state and municipality has the power to independently restrict access to its beaches, from what we see in practice the situation is practically the same as before the pandemic, that is, it is extremely rare to see someone with a face masks on the beach or bars of the beach, except closed areas or passageways (bathrooms for example).

Opening of borders: restrictions and requirements

The trend is towards total opening and more and more flights are available. The current situation, according to the last decree of the day October 5, 2021 , authorizes the entry of foreign tourists by air as long as the following requirements are met:

Entry by airport:

  • Presentation of proof of vaccination (at least two doses) in printed or electronic form for everyone over 5 years old (WHO, Brazil or Country of origin approved vaccines)
  • negative antigen test performed less than 24 hours prior to boarding or PCR test performed within 72 hours prior to boarding must be submitted to the airline
  • Children under 12 years of age who travel accompanied are exempt from taking tests provided that all their companions have their corresponding negative tests
  • It is also necessary to complete the Traveler's Health Declaration (DSV) within 72 hours before boarding, link here

Those who had covid in the last 90 days and continue with a positive PCR : they must present to enter Brazil:

  • 2 PCR positives tests with a minimum distance of 14 days, the last test being less than 72 hours before travel
  • Antigen test NEGATIVE or Non-Reactive after the last PCR positive test
  • Medical certificate stating that the individual is ASYMPTOMATIC and suitable to travel (It can be in Spanish, Portuguese or English)

Entry by land borders:

As previously stated, the borders have been opened and the requirements for entry are the same as for air travel, that is:

  • Presentation of proof of vaccination (at least two doses) in printed or electronic form for everyone over 5 years old (WHO, Brazil or Country of origin approved vaccines)
  • PCR 72 hours in advance or Antigen test within 24 hours,
  • It is also necessary to complete the Traveler's Health Declaration (DSV) within 72 hours before embarkation or entry, link here

Click to see latest decree (1/4/2022) migratory covid restrictions in Brazil (Portuguese)

Prices and Dollar Exchange Rate in Brazil

Another good news for foreign travelers is that Brazil has a preatty high exchange rate (at the time of this article the dollar is around 5.50 Brazillian Real and the Euro at 6.40) and although inflation is incipient, prices for International tourism are quite attractive both in restaurants, bars and hotels / inns.

For example, a 600ml beer can be obtained between 2 and 2.50 dollars in bars and restaurants, even on the beach, a pizza is around 6 dollars and rooms in hotels / inns for 2 people are easily obtained for less than 20 dollars a night.

Updated 10/12/2021

Important: This article is informative and is based on official Brazilian sources, the observations represent the subjective situation at the time it was written, brazilbeachtravel.com is not responsible for the decisions that may be taken from this information and advice to take all precautions and Possible forecasts before making any decision to travel, changes in the epidemiological situation and future restrictions are possible, therefore finding out about the updated situation both in Brazil and in the country of origin before making any decision is the minimum that a responsible traveler should take into consideration.

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Temperatures and average historical weather

Historical weather for this month (May)

 
Max
Min
Rain
Florianópolis
24ºC
16ºC
84 mm
Río de Janeiro
26ºC
21ºC
86 mm
Salvador de Bahía
28ºC
23ºC
188 mm
Recife
31ºC
24ºC
175 mm
Fortaleza
30ºC
25ºC
119 mm
Ipanema - Rio de Janeiro
Ipanema - Rio de Janeiro
Campeche Island - Florianópolis - Santa catarina
Campeche Island - Florianópolis - Santa catarina
Fernando de Noronha Island
Fernando de Noronha Island
Arraial do Cabo - Rio de Janeiro
Arraial do Cabo - Rio de Janeiro
Guarda do Embaú - Santa catarina
Guarda do Embaú - Santa catarina
Coroa Vermelha - Bahia
Coroa Vermelha - Bahia
Torres - Rio Grande do Sul
Torres - Rio Grande do Sul
Fernando de Noronha Island
Fernando de Noronha Island
Praia do Espelho - Bahia
Praia do Espelho - Bahia
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