Do Brazilian citizens need to get the Covid-19 certifications before traveling?
Brazilian citizens wishing to travel to Europe and the Schengen area must have a vaccine certificate recognized by EMA.
Which vaccine is needed to enter European countries?
COVID-19 Vaccines Approved by EMA:
- Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)
Some countries also receive the following vaccines recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO):
What happens after getting the vaccine?
In most cases, fully vaccinated leisure or business tourists can enter the Schengen area, although the destination country imposes additional rules and restrictions. Each country is responsible for its regulations, which often change due to pandemics. So often check the information about the country you plan to travel to.
Travelers from high-risk countries may not even be allowed to enter Europe by a vaccination certificate. Or Brazilian travelers who have the relevant certifications may still face restrictions that include:
- Testing before departure
- Testing on arrival
Is it possible to travel to the Schengen area without Covid-19 certification?
Citizens from countries with low infection rates can enter Europe. Therefore, you should check the restrictions and regulations of the destination country because each of them has its own rules and policies. Unless there are special circumstances, any citizen, including Brazilian citizens, will most likely need to have Covid-19 certifications.
Vaccine passport travel
Travel between Schengen member states may require a vaccine passport or its equivalent. Europe travel restrictions on entry into Europe depend on the country.
- Proof of vaccination;
- Negative test result;
- Proof of recent recovery from COVID-19;
All of these are shown on the EUDCC. It is a list of documents that may replace vaccination in some countries.
Countries requesting the Covid-19 certifications
These rules may change, so keep an eye out for relevant information before you leave.
Brazilian citizens planning to travel to Europe must:
- Check European health travel requirements frequently;
- Contact the embassy of a specific country;
- Familiarize yourself with the flight rules and conditions;
- Contact the airline for vaccination requirements 6-8 weeks before departure;
- Get vaccinated;
- Maintain detailed records of vaccination/covid testing;
- Bring English translation of documentation if required;