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Travel Restrictions Issued For Brazil Visitors

Brazil travel alert issued by the US State Department and CDC
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The U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil has published new travel restrictions to visitors to the United States from the Federative Republic of Brazil.

On May 24, 2020, the Embassy website statement announced 'Entry will be suspended, of foreign nationals of all nationalities, including Brazilians, who were present in Brazil within 14 days prior to their arrival at the port of entry in the USA.’

And, ‘this policy, which is intended to prevent the spread of COVID-19 disease, enters into effect 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on May 28, 2020.'

As of May 23, 2020, the World Health Organization reported that Brazil had 310,087 confirmed cases of COVID-19 disease, and 22,716 related fatalities during 2020.

This U.S. Department of State travel restriction does not apply to U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents (Green Card Holders), most immediate family members of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents, and specific categories of individual visa holders who are identified in the new Proclamation.

This Proclamation does not cancel regular commercial flights to the USA, which are still available from Sao Paulo and Campinas.

This change of policy may affect over 2 million visitors.

In 2018, there were approximately 2.21 million overseas visitors from Brazil to the USA, making it the seventh-highest visiting nation.

Previous travel-restriction Proclamations issued during 2020 include the People’s Republic of China (excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau), the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), and the Republic of Ireland.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that the South American country of Brazil is experiencing widespread, ongoing person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

Additionally, the US CDC updated its pre-trip vaccination suggestions when visiting Brazil due to several disease outbreaks. 

Specifically, the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo appears to be the epicenter for multiple disease outbreaks.

The CDC suggests visitors speak with a healthcare provider about Routine vaccines, which include the diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella, and the annual influenza vaccinations.

And, Yellow Fever, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, and Measles vaccinations.

Furthermore, on May 21, 2020, the CDC issued a Level 1 Travel Alert regarding the Dengue virus outbreak in the Americans, which includes Brazil. 

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