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What You Need To Know Before Traveling To Brazil in 2023

Ei tudo bem?” Is Portuguese for “Hey, everything good?”

As a young girl, I would hear my father say that to everyone he saw. So I learned that that is usually how one would greet their friends in Brazil.

Thinking about traveling to Brazil but not sure what the guidelines are nowadays?

Well, I gotcha!


The Important Stuff

The Brazilian government is allowing travel into Brazil. However, here are a few things to know before your trip to help make it easy.

You do not need to be vaccinated to go to Brazil (it doesn’t hurt if you are! If you aren’t, the government highly recommends it.) However, you will need a negative COVID test result from a PCR test or a RAPID (antigen) test. Yes, the Brazilian government accepts the same-day of travel rapid test. Otherwise, you should take your test within 72 hours of your flight.

Your test results should be in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

Children under the age of twelve do not need to be tested.

To travel back to the United States from Brazil, you’ll have to get tested 72 hours before your flight if you are unvaccinated. However, there are places in Brazil offering tests for foreigners.

As USA citizens, a visa is not required to travel to and tour Brazil for up to 90 days. After that, a visa will be necessary for a more extended time.


The Fun Stuff

Brazil is South America’s largest country. Its capital is Brasilia. However, one of its most well-known cities is Rio de Janeiro.

In Rio de Janeiro, you can find two popular attractions. First, Cristo Redentor, or Christ the Redeemer, was built high up on the mountain with arms wide. The second attraction is Pão de Açúcar or Sugarloaf Mountain. Here you can ride glass-walled cable cars and get a panoramic view of the city. 

Brazil’s weather will be the opposite of the United States. Their summers are from December to March, and winters are from June to September. Precisely the opposite of the United States.

The national language is Portuguese. And it’s very different than Portuguese from Portugal!

The Brazilian currency is the Real. $1.00 USA dollar is R$5.14 Brazilian Reales as of November 2nd, 2022.

Lastly, is a fun tip that my father and other Brazilians like to say, “Brazil is the country of lines. So be prepared to stand in line for everything.”


Do you want to visit Brazil? Have any other questions about what to know before going to Brazil? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to connect.


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