Date Updated

12/21/2021

  • COVID-19 Testing Requirements Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers

    • Individuals (including Brazilian nationals) arriving by air must show documentation issued by an accredited laboratory in English, Portuguese or Spanish indicating they have tested negative on a COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure, or from a COVID-19 antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure. The negative result must be presented to the airline representative in order to complete the flight check in. Children under the age of two, and children between the ages of two and 11 accompanied by an adult, are exempt from the testing requirement.

    • This requirement is waived for individuals who had COVID-19 within 90 days prior to traveling to Brazil (counted from the first day of symptoms) and who do not show any COVID-19 symptoms. They must show:
    - Two positive results from COVID-19 RT-PCR tests taken at least 14 days apart and the second one within 72 hours prior to departure;
    - A negative or undetected result from a COVID-19 antigen test taken after the second COVID-19 RT-PCR test mentioned above; and
    - A medical certificate in English, Portuguese or Spanish signed by a doctor indicating the individual is asymptomatic and able to travel. It must include the individual's intended travel date to Brazil. Non-vaccinated Travelers

    • Individuals (including Brazilian nationals) arriving by air must show documentation issued by an accredited laboratory in English, Portuguese or Spanish indicating they have tested negative on a COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure, or from a COVID-19 antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure. The negative result must be presented to the airline representative in order to complete the flight check in. Children under the age of two, and children between the ages of two and 11 accompanied by an adult, are exempt from the testing requirement. Quarantine Requirements Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers

    • 14-day home quarantine for all individuals exempt from the entry ban who have been in South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia or Zimbabwe within 14 days prior to their arrival in Brazil.

    • Other fully vaccinated travelers entering by air are exempt from quarantine requirements. They must show proof (digital or printed) that they have received a full regimen of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival. Non-vaccinated Travelers

    • 14-day home quarantine for all individuals exempt from the entry ban who have been in South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia or Zimbabwe within 14 days prior to their arrival in Brazil.

    • 14-day quarantine at the residential address indicated on the health declaration for other unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers exempt from the entry ban. However, they can end their quarantine early if they choose to undergo a COVID-19 PCR or antigen test on or after the 5th day after arrival and receive a negative result.
    - Nationals and residents of Brazil who departed Brazil before December 14, 2021 and are returning are exempt from quarantine requirements.


  • • The Ministry of Justice is accepting, processing and adjudicating residence permit applications. Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers Non-vaccinated Travelers Travel Restrictions

    • Resumption of international and domestic flights from Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE) in Gaborone, Maun International Airport (MUB), Kasane International Airport (BBK), and G. Matante International Airport in Francistown (FRW).

    • Land border points at Kazungula Road, Kazungula Ferry, Ngoma, Ramokgwebana, Martins Drift, Ramatlabama, Tlokweng, Mamuno, Pioneer, and Mohembo have reopened. COVID-19 Testing Requirements

    • Hard copy certificate of negative COVID-19 PCR result taken 72 hours before arrival in Botswana for all travelers except children under 5 years.

    • Travelers who have been outside Botswana for less than 36 hours will be allowed entry using the negative COVID-19 test obtained upon exit.

    • COVID-19 self-declaration screen form and undergo temperature checks upon entry in Botswana.

    • Testing and possible isolation for symptomatic travelers.

    • Cost-free COVID-19 test for travelers entering the country at land border posts. If the test is positive or the traveler shows COVID-19 symptoms, travelers may have to undergo 14 days isolation or quarantine at their own expense.

    • Departing travelers must provide COVID-19 test issued between 5-7 days before leaving the country. Quarantine Requirements

    • 14-day home quarantine for returning citizens and residents who do not present this PCR test certificate; COVID-19 testing at their own cost.

    • 10-day government facility quarantine for travelers from India or those who have been in India in the 14 days prior to entry. Other Requirements

    • Traveler locator form with contact information while in Botswana required for all entrants. The local health authority may contact the traveler within 14 days of arrival.

    • Federal Police offices are resuming operations and slowly beginning to schedule appointments for registrations, Mercosur applications, family reunion requests and other services. Delays can be expected for appointment availability due to closures over the past months.

    • Federal revenue offices have resumed operations in a limited capacity (for exceptional requests only) with reduced staff. Foreign nationals can continue to request CPF documents (tax identification) by email through the federal revenue; such documents will be issued by email.

    • State Traffic Department (DETRAN) offices are starting to resume services. Delays can be expected due to closures over the past months. Travel Restrictions Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers

    • Fully vaccinated foreign nationals can enter Brazil. They must show proof (digital or printed) that they have received a full regimen of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival.

    • Entry ban until further notice for all foreign nationals who have been in South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe (including in transit) within 14 days of their arrival in Brazil, regardless of vaccination or recovery status.

    • Cruise ships are allowed to travel exclusively on Brazilian waters, subject to specific rules imposed by the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA). Non-vaccinated Travelers

    • Entry ban until further notice for unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers, with limited and specific exceptions such as:
    - Nationals and residents of Brazil who departed Brazil;
    - Travelers not eligible to receive a vaccination due to their age (according to the Ministry of Health’s criteria);
    - travelers unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to accepted medical reasons (according to the government of Brazil). This must be attested by a medical certificate;
    - travelers from countries where vaccines are not available (according to the government of Brazil); and
    - travelers entering due to exceptional humanitarian reasons.

    • Entry ban until further notice for all foreign nationals who have been in South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe (including in transit) within 14 days of their arrival in Brazil.

    • Entry ban by land, except:
    - foreign nationals holding a Brazilian residence authorization;
    - foreign nationals holding an RNM local identification document;
    - the spouse, de facto partner, child, parent or guardian of a Brazilian;
    - foreign nationals entering (with an entry visa where applicable) through land borders with Paraguay; and
    - certain border city residents entering through land borders, among others.

    • Additional exceptions may apply to the land entry ban for humanitarian or public interest reasons, for foreign nationals who obtain authorization from the Presidency, which must be requested at least five business days prior to traveling to Brazil.

    • Cruise ships are allowed to travel exclusively on Brazilian waters, subject to specific rules imposed by the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA).
  • Property visits are currently available.


  • • Serviced apartments accepting new bookings from self-quarantined guests.

    • Bookings being made virtually; apartments are available.

    • Some temporary accommodations providers are providing rate discounts for guests that are currently occupying the accommodations.
  • - Day-care is open


  • • No information to report at this time.


  • • Public transportation is available.
  • Household Goods

    Survey (Video/In-person)
    • Yes, both / video recommended

    Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
    • Yes

    Freight Availability/Cost
    • Air: Normal service at present
    • Sea: Normal service at present

    Road Availability
    • Normal service at present


    Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
    • No

Entry Restrictions

Partially Restricted

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