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Vaccines, documentation and requirements to travel to Brazil

Depending on the nationality and purpose of the trip, you may need a DNI, passport or visa to travel to Brazil. Therefore, we explain the different cases, as well as the recommended vaccination to visit the country and other required requirements.

Below you have an index with all the points that we are going to deal with in this article.

Required Documentation

Depending on the nationality of the visitor and the reason for the trip, to enter Brazil you can demand your ID, passport or visa.

ID and passport

These are the countries for which the ID (National Identity Document) is a valid document when entering Brazil for a maximum period of 90 days, as long as it is as tourists:

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela (60 day permit)

These territories, which are the members of Mercosur (Common Market of the South), can request an extension of another 90 days in the Federal Police of Brazil, but they cannot exceed 180 days per year.

In the case of Argentina, it has undergone changes in its Identity Document. Therefore, it is no longer possible to use the old ID, the green one. However, its inhabitants can use both the celestial ID and the card that comes with it.

ID, passport or visa to travel to Brazil

There are other countries that despite not needing a visa, they are required to have a passport With a minimum validity of six months at the time of the trip:

  • TO: Albania, Germany, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia and Austria
  • B: Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Belarus and Bulgaria
  • C: Cyprus, Vatican City, South Korea, Costa Rica and Croatia
  • D: Denmark and Dominica
  • AND: El Salvador, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Estonia
  • F: Philippines, Finland and France
  • G: Georgia, Grenada, Greece, Guatemala and Guyana
  • H: Honduras, Hong Kong and Hungary
  • I: Ireland, Iceland, Seychelles, Israel and Italy
  • J: Jamaica
  • K: Kazakhstan
  • L: Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania and Luxembourg
  • M: Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Morocco, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia and Montenegro
  • N: Namibia, Norway and New Zealand
  • P: Netherlands, Panama, Poland and Portugal
  • R: United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania and Russia
  • S: Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Marino, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Servia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland and Suriname
  • T: Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia and Turkey
  • OR: Ukraine

Travelers from these countries can stay in Brazil for 90 days, with the exception of Singapore and Kazakhstan, whose maximum is 30 days. In addition, these territories do not need a visa if the trip is made for business, except for Bahamas, Barbados, Guatemala, Liechtenstein and Malaysia.

In addition to the passport, the citizen must present an air ticket of round trip, a proof that you have sufficient economic means for your support in Brazil (the minimum is 170 reais per day, which is equivalent to about 80 euros) and a proof that you have accommodation, which can be:

  • The reservation of a hotel already paid; or that the means to pay by credit card are guaranteed.
  • A Letter of Invitation from a Brazilian individual to stay at home. You must inform the period of accommodation and go with a signed signature before a Brazilian notary and proof of residence.
Passport and requirements to travel to Brazil


The rest of the countries, including Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Panama, yes they need a visa to go on vacation to Brazil.

The documentation required to obtain a tourist visa is as follows:

  • Visa application form
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months
  • Certificate of vaccination against yellow fever, with a minimum validity of 10 days at the time of travel
  • Photocopy of round trip ticket. If this document is not possible, it is required to show the status of bank accounts and / or credit cards
  • Recent passport photo
  • Proof of economic solvency. The credit card and bank statement of the day and of the last three months must be presented
  • Payment of the consular fee (whose price varies depending on the nationality of the traveler)

If you plan to travel to Brazil to work, the entry requirement is a temporary or permanent residence visa. This requires a work contract. The Brazilian company must deliver this contract signed by both parties to the Ministry of Labor Immigration Secretariat.

Obtain work permit in Brazil

Once the secretariat grants the work permit, the company must send you the contract so you can apply for a visa at one of the Brazilian consulates in your country of origin.

Also, if you want to go to Brazil as student, it is necessary to apply for another type of visa. This document is valid for one year, extendable for equal periods, provided there is a tuition and good school performance. In addition to the necessary papers for the tourist visa, the following documents must be submitted:

  • Two passport-size photographs
  • Medical certificate
  • Criminal record
  • Registration Voucher

Other requirements

If a under 18 If you are going to Brazil alone or with one of your parents, you will need to carry an official travel authorization that is accepted by both parents. If the child goes with both parents, it is not necessary.

In the case of Spain, it does not need any authorization, since the possession of the passport by the minor already implies an approval. If the child or baby has dual citizenship and among them is the Brazilian, you need authorization from both parents.

Travel with your children to Brazil

On the other hand, entry to the country is allowed with pets. The requirements for dogs and cats are as follows:

  • Vaccination against rabies in the previous 90 days. If the animal is less than 90 days old, a letter must be prepared stating that it has not been in any area where rabies disease can be found.
  • If you are from the European Union, a serological test must be performed, as you will be asked to return the trip.
  • International Veterinary Certificate (CVI) that reflects that the pet has all the necessary sanitary guarantees for the trip.
  • The current vaccines and veterinary treatments to which the animal has submitted in the last three months must be included in the CVI.
  • 15 days before the trip, effective broad-spectrum treatment against internal and external parasites.
  • 10 days before, clinical examination carried out by a veterinarian in which it is tested that there is no evidence of parasitosis.

In the case of ferretsIn addition to these conditions, a Zoosanitary Export Certificate must be held, as well as an import permit previously provided by the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture.


Currently, the Brazilian Ministry of Health (known in other countries as MINSAL) does not require any vaccine for travelers who decide to visit the country. However, the vaccine against yellow fever in people older than nine months.

Yellow Fever Vaccine

This disease is not dangerous in some territories such as Fortalea, Arrecife, Rio de Janeiro or some areas of Sao Paulo. However, for other tourist places, such as the Iguazu Falls or the Amazon, it is advisable.

The vaccine should be given ten days before the trip to the region of risk. However, if it is not the first time it is applied, it is not necessary to do it in advance. In some cities, airports and buses in Brazil they offer it for free.

If you are going to the Amazon, you should know that there is a risk of malaria or malaria There is no vaccine for this disease, but prophylactic medications. As the disease is transmitted by the bite of a mosquito, it is recommended to wear light and long-sleeved clothes, and apply repellent.

Another disorder present in the country is dengue. It is also transmitted by a mosquito, which is small, with long legs and dark color with white stripes. The risk increases in the summer months and the rainy seasons.

Dengue mosquito and Zika virus

In 2016 there was a boom of zika virus in the country, which is dangerous for pregnant women or who plan to be in the short term, since it can produce microcephaly in babies.

Brazilians have also had to get vaccinated following the tourism boom. In 2014, the year of the Soccer World Cup, it was advised that the inhabitants and tourists did it against measles and rubella, diseases present in some of the countries participating in the championship.

To avoid any disorder, it is best to drink bottled water or that has been boiled previously, as well as not buying food on the street and avoiding dairy products in rural areas.

If you need more information on this topic, we recommend you read the following article: Vaccines to travel to Brazil: diseases and health requirements.


As indicated by the AFIP (Federal Administration of Public Revenues of Argentina), drivers from any Mercosur country (Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, etc.) must have this documentation to travel to Brazil in car or motorhome:

  • Identification document
  • Document that qualifies the traveler as a tourist
  • If the driver is not the owner of the car: "Blue Card" on behalf of the driver or authorization to drive and leave the country of origin with the vehicle (in this case the "Green Card" may be required). If the driver is the spouse or a relative of the owner of up to second grade, authorization is not necessary, but that family bond must be accredited
  • Official title or document of vehicle ownership
  • Proof of current insurance in Mercosur
  • The car must be registered with the National Directorate of the National Registers of Automotive Property and Loans

For drivers who use cars with CNG fuel, it is important to know that this type of fuel is not available in all states of the country, such as in Pará or Roraima.

Requirements to travel to Brazil by car

People who arrive in Brazil in airplane or cruise, they must not present any special document, only those already indicated above and the ticket to be able to get on the means of transport.

User Questions

Is it possible to travel to Brazil with little money?

If you hire the flight well in advance, it will be cheaper than if you do it at the last minute. In addition, there are some platforms on the Internet that allow you to stay for free with some guests from the country, such as Couchsurfing or Nightswapping.

Anyway, even if you get the trip for little money, remember that you have to prove financial solvency to be able to enter the country. You must have at least 170 reais (€ 80) for each day of stay.

How much is the passport worth to go to Brazil?

The price of the passport does not depend on the destination, but on the country of origin. Therefore, in each State it is different. In the case of Spain, it costs € 26. For Mexico there are 2,315 pesos (with a validity of 10 years) and for Guatemala, 30 dollars.

How do you get your passport to go to Brazil?

Depending on the country, the passport is issued in some police offices or in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You must request an appointment and go with all the necessary documents (National Identity Document, passport-size photograph and money or proof of payment of the fee).

How do I get real to travel to Brazil?

There are different options. One of them is to change money in a bank in your country before traveling. You can also do it in the exchange houses in Brazil. It is also possible to pay by credit or debit card. Finally, you can get real directly at an ATM in the country.

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