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Travel Restrictions

A negative PCR test? Antigen? Proof of vaccination? Which form do I fill out? There are many questions and rules that change constantly. Know which documents you need to bring, to be able to travel with peace of mind, whether it be in the USA, Portugal, or even returning to Brazil.

United States

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Those with allowed entry and additional documents they must show:
 
American citizens or Green Card holders (permanent residents):
 

•  Show a negative COVID-19¹ test having been performed 1 day before your flight.

or show a negative COVID-19¹ test having been performed 1 day before your flight + proof of vaccination, considering 14 days from the date of full vaccination (optional)
or show a document attesting to recovery from COVID-19¹ and a letter from a healthcare professional declaring permission to travel.

• Fill out the Attestation 1

 

Foreigners over 18 years of age (non-citizens or non-immigrants, and who do not fall into the list of exceptions²) must show:
 
•  Show document attesting to the full vaccination scheme against COVID-19, considering 14 days from date of full vaccination. This document should include personal information such as full name and date of birth; 

•  Show a negative COVID-19¹ test having been performed 1 day before the flight or show a document attesting to recovery from COVID-19¹ and a letter from a healthcare professional declaring permission to travel.

• Fill out the Attestation 1

 

Children and teenagers, between 2 and 17 years of age (non-citizens or non-immigrants, who do not fall into the list of exceptions²):
 

•  Show a negative COVID-19¹ test having been performed 1 day before the flight;

• Fill out the Attestation 1

Children under 2 years of age

•    Are exempt from showing a COVID-19¹ and proof of vaccination. 
 
IMPORTANT: All clients and/or legal guardians must fill out and print the document “Combined Passenger Disclosure Attestation to the United States of America”, and present it at check-in. Available at:
https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/NCEZID-FRM-Combo-Passenger-Disclose-508.pdf

 

Clients who fall into the exceptions listed by the CDC²
 
Clients with full vaccination scheme:
 
- Show document that attests to the full vaccination scheme against COVID-19, considering 14 days from the date of full vaccination. This document must include personal information such as full name and date of birth; and
- Show a negative COVID-19¹ test having been performed up to 3 days prior to traveling or show a document attesting to recovery from COVID-19.
- Fill out Attestations 1 and 2

Clients without full vaccination scheme:
 
- Show a negative COVID-19¹ test having been performed 1 day before your date of travel or show a document attesting to recovery from COVID-19 in the last 90 days;
- Have a COVID-19 test scheduled for 3 to 5 days after your arrival in the United States;
- Have a quarantine arranged in the USA, even if the result of the viral test after your arrival into the country is negative or show a document attesting to recovery from COVID-19 in the last 90 days;
- Have isolation arranged in case the result of your post-arrival test is positive or you present symptoms of Covid-19; and
- In cases where the client remains in the United States for over 60 days, agree to a full vaccination scheme or the completion of the vaccination scheme against COVID-19.
- Fill out Attestation 1 and 2

NOTE: With the exception of negative tests and recovery documentation, which should be in digital or paper format, all other items must be verified through the document: Combined Passenger Disclosure Attestation to the United States of America available on: https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/Combined-Passenger-Attestation-Amended-Testing-Order-12-02-2021-p.pdf
 
 

 

 
List of authorized vaccines

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), the vaccines approved or authorized for emergency use by the WHO are permitted, such as: Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, Oxford/AstraZeneca, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), SinoPharm, CoronaVac.

See the official list of vaccines approved by the WHO (World Health Organization) here.

Important: those who have received different vaccines for their 1ª and 2ª doses will also be admitted.
 
Observations:
¹COVID-19 Test
 
For the NEGATIVE COVID-19 test the requirements are:
 
• That it be a molecular viral test (such as RT-PCR, NAAT, LAMP) or an Antigen test with a “negative” or “COVID-19 not detected” result. Serology tests that identify immunoglobulins such as IgM and IgG will not be accepted;
 
Note: In cases of recovery from a previous COVID-19 infection, it will be necessary to present evidence of the POSITIVE COVID-19 test (within 90 days) + letter issued by health authorities stating that the passenger is allowed to travel:
 
• Proof of a positive test issued within 90 days of date of departure;
 
• Letter issued by a health professional or public health agent with the following requirements:
- The letter must be on official stationary with letterhead containing the name, address and phone number of the health agent or hospital;
- The positive test must have been drawn within 90 days of the date of travel;
- The personal information of the person attested as positive (name and date of birth) in the document must be identical to that in the travel document (passport) presented by the traveler
 
²Exceptions listed by the CDC
1. A-1, A-2, C-2, C-3 - as foreign government official or members of immediate family; 
2. 2. E-1 – As TECRO or TECO employee or members of immediate family; 
3. G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, NATO-1 up to NATO-4 or NATO-6, or seeking to enter as non-immigrant in one of the NATO classifications. 
4. Any non-American citizen whose trip fits within the scope of section 11 of the United Nations agreement (territories without own government, where members of the United Nations take on the administrative responsibilities) or that travel in accordance with the legal obligation of the United States (invitation letter from the United States or other document attesting to the motive for traveling; 
5. Those under 18 years of age; 
6. Any non-American citizen who has taken part or is taking part in COVID-19 vaccine trials, as determined by the director of the CDC; 
7. Any non-American citizen who has counterindications for the COVID-19 vaccine, as determined by the director of the CDC; 
8. Any non-American citizen who has been guaranteed the exception by the director of the CDC for humanitarian or emergency reasons; 
9. Any non-American citizen who is the citizen of a country where the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine is limited (annex 4) and who seeks to enter the United States with a non-immigrant visa, with the exception of the B-1 and B-2 visas; 
10. Any non-American citizen who is a member of the American armed forces or who is married or the child of a member of the American armed forces; 
11. Any non-American citizen who seeks to enter at a member of a ship traveling with C-1 and D; or 
12. Any non-American citizen or group of non-American citizens whose entrance into the United States is of national interest, determined by the secretary of state, the secretary of transportation, the secretary of security. 
 
 
To consult the exceptions authorized by the CDC and other official information, see here
 

 

Interruption in Dog transport

 

The CDC has determined, as of 07/13/2021, the interruption in the import of dogs into the USA. This rule applies to those that are transported as carry-on, checked as passenger luggage or transported as cargo in flights into the United States. These rules also apply if you are only visiting the United States with your dog, importing dogs into the United States or traveling outside the United States and returning with your dog after a temporary visit, like a vacation or holiday, or to visit friends and relatives, and also includes service animals and emotional support dogs.
 
However, service dogs, as defined by the DOT in Section 382 (if the dog is individually trained to work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other such disabilities) are included as a category that may be permitted.

To request an exemption for a service dog, the passenger must be granted a previous written approval, by filling out a Request for a Dog Import Permit with the CDC to import a dog into the USA.
 
The request for a previous approval in writing must be submitted to the CDC at least 30 business days before the arrival date of the flight. Furthermore, as part of the Dog Import Permit Request, the passenger may have to provide documentation or evidence that the dog in question is, in fact, a service dog. Currently entry of service dogs is permitted only through the airports of: Anchorage, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago (ORD), Dallas, Detroit, Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York (JFK), Newark, Philadelphia, San Francisco, San Juan, Seattle, and Washington, DC (Dulles).

For more information, see here.
 
 

Portugal

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Entry is permitted for tourists and non-Portuguese citizens who fulfill the following requirements:
 
Those with permitted entry and additional mandatory documentation:
 
 
Travelers over 12 years of age must show
 
• Vaccination Certificate with complete vaccination schedule;
 
Attention: The list of vaccines with authorization to enter Portugal are: Janssen, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech. Therefore, the CoronaVac vaccine is not accepted. In this case, the traveler must perform RT-PCR tests (done within 72 hours of boarding) or antigen (done within 24 hours).
 
 
Travelers over 12 years of age who do not have a complete vaccination schedule, or who have taken CoronaVac, must present
 
•   Printed or digital report, attesting negative result for infection by SARS-CoV-2 (with the exception of children under 12 years of age).
 
The tests should be: 
Performed up to 72h before boarding - NAAT – Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (e.g.: RT-PCR, NEAR, TMA, LAMP, HAD, CRISPR, SDA, etc.)

Or

Performed up to 24h before boarding - Rapid Antigen Test (RAT). Only tests accepted by the Health Security Committee of the European Union will be accepted, so, see here the list of  accepted RAT tests.
 
 

 
 
Government Recommendations

• Masks are mandatory in enclosed spaces;

• General recommendation for general testing and working remotely;

• Digital vaccination certificate mandatory for accessing:
- Restaurants
- Local tourist establishments and accommodation
- Events with assigned seating
- Gymnasiums

• Mandatory negative test (even for vaccinated individuals) for access to:
- Visits to homes and patients in healthcare establishments
- Major events without assigned seating or in improvised locations or sporting arenas
 
 
 
For more information, click here

 

Uruguay

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Entry is permitted for tourists who fulfil the following requirements:
 
Those with permitted entry and additional documents they must show:
 
Travelers over the age of 6 (non-citizens or non-immigrants) must show:
48 hours before boarding:
1) Access the Government of Uruguay’s form, available on https://declaracionjurada.ingresoauruguay.gub.uy/
 
2) Must fill out 
•   Sworn Statement of Health;
•   Certificate of vaccination (To issue the certificate, access the ConecteSUS app or the website: https://conectesus.saude.gov.br/);
•   Number of trip insurance policy valid in Uruguay.
•   Travelers without full vaccination scheme must also show a Negative RT-PCR or antigen test done up to 72 hours before boarding
Travelers under the age of 6 do not need to show proof of vaccination or test.
 
 
 
Passengers with a previous COVID-19 diagnosis

•   If you have already been infected, show Positive RT-PCR or antigen test. Tests should have been performed between 90 and 10 days prior to entry in the country.
 
 
Passengers with stay longer than 7 days

•   Clients with stays longer than 7 days must undergo a new RT-PCT test in Uruguay.
 
 

 

Brazil

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The entry of Brazilians and foreigners is authorized provided they meet the following requirements:

Vaccinated passengers
•    Present proof of vaccination with full vaccination scheme; 
 
Non-vaccinated passengers
Passengers who have not completed their vaccination scheme may show, in lieu of proof of vaccination, the negative COVID-19 test, valid for the following categories:

•   Brazilians;
•   Foreign residents of Brazil;
•   Not eligible for vaccination due to medical issues; 
•   Coming from countries that do not have vaccination widely available or
•   For exceptional humanitarian reasons.
 
Clients who do not show proof of full vaccination scheme, with vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO), Anvisa or by the country in which they were administered, 14 days before boarding, must show documentation (in Portuguese, Spanish or English) evidencing completion of negative laboratory test (RT-PCR) or antigen test, performed up to 24 hours before boarding.
 
a) Children under 12 years of age that are accompanied by adults are exempt from presenting documentation evidencing the completion of tests to track infection by the coronavirus SARS-Co V-2 (covid-19), as long as all those in their party show documents with negative or undetectable results, either RT-PCR or antigen tests, performed up to one day before boarding/entering the country;
 
b) Children aged 2 and under are exempt from presenting results of antigen or RT-PCR tests when traveling to Brazil. 
- For travelers connecting or in transit presenting only the COVID-19 test:
In the case of connecting or stopover flights where the client remains in a restricted area of the airport, meaning, not requiring new check-in, the 24-hour deadline must be considered only for the pre-boarding of the first leg of the trip;
- In case the 24-hour deadline has passed, a new test must be performed.
 
*Official information click here

 

Fernando de Noronha

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Entry is permitted for tourists who meet the following requirements:

 
- Digital or physical proof of vaccination, containing two doses of the vaccine, with the last dose or the single-dose vaccine having been given 14 days prior to the vaccination date.
- Negative result on an RT-PCR test performed up to 48h prior to boarding or less, or reagent result in the IgG serology test, performed by a laboratory. 

Protocol for Children: 
            
- Children between the ages of 0 and 6 are exempt from showing Covid-19 tests. 
- Children between the ages of 7 and 11 must show a negative result on an RT-PCR test performed up to 48h prior to boarding or less, or reagent result in the IgG serology test, performed by a laboratory. 
- Children and teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17 who have not had the vaccine, must show a negative RT-PCR test, performed up to 48h prior to boarding or less, or reagent result in the IgG serology test, performed by a laboratory. 
 

- Antigen search tests and rapid tests, performed in pharmacies or laboratories, will not be accepted

 
 

Montes Claros

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The boarding and disembarkation of passengers who meet the following requirements is permitted:

 
- Digital or physical proof of vaccination, containing two doses of the vaccine, with the last dose or the single-dose vaccine having been given 14 days prior to the vaccination date.
- In the absence of proof of vaccination, a negative RT-PCR test performed up to 72 hours prior to boarding may be shown.
 

 
 
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