close
Share with your friends

Brazil – COVID-19: Travel Restrictions Extension, Gradual Resumption of Visa Services

Brazil–Tvl Restrictions Ext, Resumption of Visa Svcs

On June 30, the Brazilian authorities published a note in the country’s Official Gazette extending the restriction on foreign nationals entering in Brazil for 30 more days. The extended restriction will last until July 30. However, there is some flexibility as far as exemptions go. Also, the Federal Police are resuming the issuance of Brazilian passports for certain situations.

1000

CONTACTS

Related content

flash-alert-2020-312

On June 30, the Brazilian authorities published a note in the country’s Official Gazette extending the restriction on foreign nationals entering in Brazil for 30 more days.1  The extended restriction will last until July 30.  

However, there is some flexibility as far as exemptions go, which allow, for example, for the entry of:

  • certain foreign nationals who come to Brazil by air with a work visa or a visitor visa (i.e., for short stays) already stamped on their passports, or
  • those who come for artistic, sports, or business activities, when a visitor visa is not required.

Before boarding an airplane, the individuals will need to present to the airline company a medical declaration issued by the health/sanitary authority or by a doctor attesting that they are not infected by SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19).

WHY THIS MATTERS

Efforts to introduce greater flexibility regarding travel and visa/passport services demonstrate initial steps toward a re-opening of Brazil’s borders and rebooting of its economy in the near future. 

However, until such time as the government decides it is safe to rescind, or in a bigger way roll-back current restrictions, remote working is a “best practice” for globally-mobile employees – apart from “essential workers” – to the extent possible, and is a way for employers to foster the safety of their employees and help ensure business continuity.

More Details

Entering through Specific Airports

Entry into the country will be allowed only via the following international airports: Governador André Franco Montoro Airport (Guarulhos/Sao Paulo), Tom Jobim – Galeão Airport (Rio de Janeiro/Rio de Janeiro), Viracopos Airport (Campinas/Sao Paulo), and Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek Airport (Brasilia/Federal District).

Brazilian Passport Issuance

Recently, Brazil’s Federal Police resumed the issuance of Brazilian passports for urgent situations, and when the applicant presents his or her flight tickets for the trip.

KPMG NOTE

Travelers seeking to enter Brazil should regularly check the latest information made available by the nearest Brazilian Embassy or Consulate about entry and exit from the country and the restoration of passport and visa services.

The KPMG International member firm in Brazil continues to monitor the situation around travel and border restrictions and will endeavor to keep readers of GMS Flash Alert apprised of any new developments. 

FOOTNOTE

1  See the Brazilian government announcement of June 30, Portaria Nº 340 (in Portuguese) as published in the Diário Oficial da União, 30/06/2020, Edição: 123-A.  For prior coverage of travel restrictions, see the following issues of GMS Flash Alert: 2020-284 (June 17, 2020) and 2020-119 (March 26, 2020).

*  Please note that KPMG LLP (U.S.) does not provide any immigration services.  However, KPMG Law LLP in Canada can assist clients with U.S. immigration matters.   

 

The information contained in this newsletter was submitted by the KPMG International member firm in Brazil.

SUBSCRIBE

To subscribe to GMS Flash Alert, fill out the subscription form.

© 2021 KPMG Tax Advisors-Assessores Tributrios Ltda., a Brazilian limited liability company and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative. All rights reserved.

KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”) is a Swiss entity.  Member firms of the KPMG network of independent firms are affiliated with KPMG International. KPMG International provides no client services. No member firm has any authority to obligate or bind KPMG International or any other member firm vis-à-vis third parties, nor does KPMG International have any such authority to obligate or bind any member firm.

Flash Alert is an Global Mobility Services publication of KPMG LLPs Washington National Tax practice. The KPMG logo and name are trademarks of KPMG International. KPMG International is a Swiss cooperative that serves as a coordinating entity for a network of independent member firms. KPMG International provides no audit or other client services. Such services are provided solely by member firms in their respective geographic areas. KPMG International and its member firms are legally distinct and separate entities. They are not and nothing contained herein shall be construed to place these entities in the relationship of parents, subsidiaries, agents, partners, or joint venturers. No member firm has any authority (actual, apparent, implied or otherwise) to obligate or bind KPMG International or any member firm in any manner whatsoever. The information contained in herein is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Although we endeavor to provide accurate and timely information, there can be no guarantee that such information is accurate as of the date it is received or that it will continue to be accurate in the future. No one should act on such information without appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of the particular situation.

Connect with us

 

Want to do business with KPMG?

 

loading image Request for proposal