Government Bans Foreigners From Entering Brazil for 30 Days to Contain Coronavirus

The restriction does not apply to permanent residents, nor to foreigners who are spouses, partners, children, parents or guardians of Brazilians, among others.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The federal government, on Friday, May 20th, published an extra edition of the Federal Gazette restricting the entry of foreigners into Brazil for 30 days as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The entry of foreigners of any nationality is prohibited, whether by land, air, or water transport. The 30 days may be extended upon recommendation of the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA), the body advising the restriction.

The restriction does not apply to native or naturalized Brazilians; immigrants who have permanent residence in Brazil; foreign professionals on missions serving international organizations; passengers in international . . .

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