Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Brazil’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.
If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.
It is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.
For guidance on how to stay safely in Brazil as a visitor if you are unable to return to the UK, see Coronavirus
The Brazilian government permits international travel to and from the UK. There remain, however, measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 within the country and at the border. You should read the Entry requirements section in full before planning to travel. See Entry requirements
154,586 British nationals visited Brazil in 2018. Despite high crime levels, most visits are trouble free.
On Sunday 30 October 2022, Brazil held the second round of national and state elections. There is the possibility of large crowds gathering at public events and political demonstrations following this. British nationals in Brazil
during this period We are aware that protestors have blocked roads in some parts of Brazil which has caused travel disruption, and affected airport operations at Guarulhos airport in Sao Paulo. There may be further protests in coming days by groups supportive of President Bolsonaro. We recommend that all British Nationals avoid any areas with high concentrations of protestors and reconfirm international flight details from Guarulhos. Continue to check local news and FCDO Advice for further updates.
Levels of crime including violent crime are high, particularly in major cities. You are likely to see a heavy police presence on the streets, particularly in Rio de Janeiro. Bank card fraud including credit card cloning is common. See Crime
The FCDO advise against all travel within 40km of the Venezuela-Brazil border on the Venezuelan side of the border. See FCDO travel advice for Venezuela
Terrorist attacks in Brazil can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism
If you’re a single parent or guardian travelling with a child, you may need additional documentation. This applies if one parent is Brazilian, even if your child only holds a British passport. See Entry requirements
Drug trafficking is widespread in Brazil and incurs severe penalties. See Local laws and customs
You should take steps to avoid mosquito bites. UK health authorities have classified Brazil as having a risk of Zika virus transmission and chikungunya, yellow fever and dengue are present. For more information and advice, visit the website of the National Travel Health Network and Centre and check the recommendations for vaccination. See Health
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