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Last verified: Wednesday, 8. April 2020 at 07:22 AM

Brazil Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Brazil

Local Situation: 3.3 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Brazil. We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.4 / 5

Brazil shares a land border with 10 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Brazil), the Advisory Index is 3.4 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Venezuela (4.4), French Guiana (4), Guyana (3.4), Uruguay (3.4), Colombia (3.3), Peru (3.3), Bolivia (3.2), Paraguay (3.2), Argentina with 3.1 and Suriname with 3 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Brazil

There are currently 13,717 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Brazil. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 667 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Brazil.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Brazil

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Brazil.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Brazil from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.3 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19 Exercise increased caution in Brazil due to crime.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Any areas within 150 km/100 miles of Brazil’s land borders with Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/brazil-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet -

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/BR

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Cyprus

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/brazil

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til hele verden, herunder Brasilien. Det gør vi, fordi mange lande i øjeblikket indfører omfattende restriktioner med kort varsel for at forebygge smittespredning med coronavirus/COVID-19. Restriktioner omfatter i flere lande ind- og udrejserestriktioner, udgangsforbud o. lign. Den danske ambassade i Brasilia har de ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/brasilien/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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From 30 March, foreign citizens won't be able to enter Brazil (see Travel). International air transit through Brazil remains possible in certain circumstances. Land and sea borders are also closed to people movement, with some limited exceptions. If you’re in Brazil and you wish to leave, do so as soon as possible as departure flights are diminishing. Follow ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/brazil

Individual rating changes for Brazil

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Brazil. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Brazil changed from 3.1 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Brazil to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Brazil changed from 3.0 to 3.1. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Brazil to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Brazil changed from 2.6 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Brazil to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Brazil changed from 2.3 to 2.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Brazil with a rating of 4.0.

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Brazil to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 26th 2019

The total rating for Brazil changed from 0.0 to 2.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Brazil with a rating of 3.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Brazil changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Brazil with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Brazil with a rating of 1.0.

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The Cypriot government issued a new warning for Brazil with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Brazil with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Brazil with a rating of 3.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Brazil with a rating of 2.0.

About Brazil

Brazil with its capital Brasília is a country in South America (South America), slightly smaller than the US (8,511,965 km²). The country is located Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. The climate can be described as mostly tropical, but temperate in south. The landscape is mostly flat to rolling lowlands in north; some plains, hills, mountains, and narrow coastal belt. With a population of about 191.91 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Brasília
Population about 191.91 million
Size 8.511.965 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than the US
Common languages English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Currency Real (short: BRL)
Common voltage (electricity) 110/220V - 60Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +55
Internet Top Level Domain .br
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 BR
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 BRA
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 76

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Brazil is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air and water pollution in Rio de Janeiro
  • and several other large cities
  • deforestation in Amazon Basin destroys the habitat and endangers a multitude of plant and animal species indigenous to the area
  • land degradation and water pollution caused by improper mining activities
  • Sao Paulo
  • severe oil spills
  • there is a lucrative illegal wildlife trade
  • wetland degradation

Natural hazzards

  • floods and occasional frost in south
  • recurring droughts in northeast

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Brazil. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. aircraft
  2. cement
  3. chemicals
  4. equipment
  5. iron ore
  6. lumber
  7. motor vehicles
  8. other machinery
  9. parts
  10. shoes

Agriculture products

  1. beef
  2. citrus
  3. cocoa
  4. coffee
  5. corn
  6. rice
  7. soybeans
  8. sugarcane
  9. wheat

Brazilian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Brazil.

Export products

  1. automobiles
  2. coffee
  3. footwear
  4. iron ore
  5. soybeans
  6. transport equipment

Import products

  1. automotive parts
  2. chemical products
  3. electrical
  4. electronics
  5. machinery
  6. oil
  7. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Brazil?

Brazil is currently rated at 3,3 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 8 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Brazil.

Is it safe to travel Brazil in 2020?

Visiting the country Brazil is usually fine. The score is at 3,3 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Brazil?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 8 individual sources for Brazil.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Brazil?

There are currently 13,717 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Brazil. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 667 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Brazil.

What is the size of Brazil?

Brazil has a size of 8,511,965 km² or 3,286,487 mi² which is slightly smaller than the US.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.