U.S. Consulates and border reopening for international travelers

On October 25th, the U.S. Embassy in Brazil officially announced the details of the new policy for foreigners to enter the country as of November 8th, with the following requirements for admission to the country:

• International travelers over 17 years old: proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 and negative COVID-19 test done up to three days before departure;

• International travelers up to 17 years old: only negative COVID-19 test done up to three days before boarding will be required, if traveling with adults, or negative COVID-19 test done up to 24 hours before boarding, if traveling unaccompanied by adult;

• U.S. citizens and permanent residents (green card holders): COVID-19 negative test done within 24 hours of departure will be required.

Regarding the vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that FDA and WHO approved vaccines for emergency use will be accepted, including CORONAVAC, AstraZeneca and the vaccine mix.

As of November 8th, consular activities should be resumed in the cities of Brasília, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Recife and São Paulo, increasing the number of appointments.

New dates for consular interviews and visa issuance will be released as of November 8, 2021, as instructed by the U.S. Embassy in Brazil.

Written by Fabiana Guerra, Director Legal at Drummond Advisors, and Matheus Etrusco, Associate at Drummond Advisors

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