The Brazilian Embassies and Consulates abroad maintain updated web sites, that provide information about visas and entry requirements, such as immunizations, depending on where you are coming from, as well as other practical information and health tips. Please take some time to review the entry requirements to avoid unpleasant surprises.
Brazil has agreement for visa exception with several countries. Please consult the visa requirements by country (cf. the attached file).
Citizens from all other countries do need a tourist visa to enter in Brazil. This includes, among others: USA, China, Japan, Russia, Canada and several more. The tourist visa provides coverage for attending scientific conferences, seminars, or meetings. Note that tourist visa holders are not allowed to engage in any paid activity in Brazil, but they can get per-diem allowances. In order to request a tourist visa, it is necessary to contact the nearest Brazilian Consulate.
AMERICAN CITIZENS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT IT MIGHT TAKE MORE THAN ONE MONTH TO GET THE VISA IN THEIR CASE. For other citizens, it should usually take a couple of weeks or less. Please check this with the nearest Consulate as soon as possible.
The organizers will provide a letter of invitation for those participants who request so and provide the following information by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Yellow Fever Immunization International Certificate is required for obtaining a visa, as well as upon entry in Brazil, if the traveller has been within the last 90 days to any of the following countries: Angola, Benin, Bissau Guinea, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guiana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenia, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Surinam, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda or Venezuela.
Yellow Fever Immunization International Certificate is advisable if applicant's destination in Brazil includes any of the following States: Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Federal District, Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul,Minas Gerais, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima and/or Tocantins;
Please Remember: These Immunization Certificates are valid for 10 years and can only be accepted 10 days after the first inoculation.