International travels

Do I need to take any vaccines?

On the Ministry of Health website - in the "GUIDELINES ON DISORDERS"  section - it is possible to consult relevant information about vaccines required for entry into countries, as well as identify what are the official guidelines to prepare for your trip in a safe manner and in compliance with the public health protocols.

The International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (CIVP) is the official document that proves immunization and can be issued online through the service available on the website - in the Health and Health Surveillance section. By accessing the website you can start issuing your CIVP and also consult the list of countries that require this certification.

What precautions do I need to take after arriving at my destination?

Always be aware about the safety and quality of what you eat or offer to children to avoid health problems associated with contaminated food or water. 
Some bird and mammal species can also transmit infectious diseases, even in urban areas. Therefore, avoid close contact with live or dead birds. 

If you are attacked by domestic or wild mammals, immediately wash the affected area with soap and water and seek medical attention.

New influenza viruses circulate every year. That's why vaccination is annual. Eating well, adopting healthy and hygienic habits, and avoiding stress are the most effective forms of prevention.

After returning from your trip, if you experience fever or other symptoms such as diarrhea, skin problems, or respiratory issues, seek immediate medical attention and inform the healthcare provider about the regions you visited.

What precautions should I take before traveling abroad?

It is important to be aware of the health precautions that need to be taken in advance. Consult your doctor for an evaluation, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions. 

Avoid traveling while you have any acute infectious illness. If you need to take medication during the trip, obtain a prescription from your doctor and carry it with you. Remember to have an adequate supply of medication for the entire trip.

What are the rules for international travel with children?

The rules for boarding children and adolescents up to 17 years old vary depending on the circumstances – whether they are traveling with their parents or legal guardians, accompanied by only one parent, with an adult over 18 authorized by the parents, or unaccompanied. In all cases, a valid Brazilian passport must be presented. For Brazilian children traveling abroad unaccompanied or accompanied by only one parent, a legal authorization is required. Contact the airline for more information. You can also consult the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC).


What documents are required for boarding on an international trip?

For Brazilians, a valid national passport is required. For trips to Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela, the Civil Identity Card (RG), issued by the State or Federal District Public Security Departments, is also accepted as a travel document. You can also consult the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC).

What if the authorization is issued outside the country?

In cases where authorizations are issued abroad, you should follow the guidelines of the respective Brazilian consular offices, following the template available on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

What are the documents required for boarding foreign nationals on international flights?

For boarding in Brazil, a valid passport is required. Citizens of Mercosur countries can also use their Civil Identity Card (RG). Please consult the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) for more information.