As most jurisdictions, Brazil has implemented a range of temporary restrictive immigration-related measures to seek to contain the spread of the virus, for example:
As from 23rd March 2020, and for a period of 30 (thirty) days, entry into Brazil, by air, will be denied for foreigners from China, the European Union, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Australia,Iran, Japan, Malaysia and South Korea.
The restriction to enter Brazil is not applied to born or naturalized Brazilians, immigrants with prior authorization to reside in Brazilian territory, foreign professionals forming part of a mission of an international organization, as long as duly identified, foreign officials accredited to the Brazilian government, foreigners qualifying for a family reunion with a born or naturalized Brazilian citizen who is in national territory, foreigners whose entry is specifically authorized by the Brazilian government in view of the public interest or for the transportation of cargo.
Failure to comply with the above-mentioned measures will result in immediate repatriation or deportation of the offending foreigner.
Furthermore, public facing services of Federal Police agencies for the issuance of passports, immigration regularization, including withdrawal of CRNM (National Migration Registration Card) and DPRNM (Provisional Document of National Migration Registration), even if previously scheduled, are limited to situations considered to be of extreme need, upon evaluation of the Federal Police.
The expiration dates for dockets, CRNM and other migratory regularization documents are considered extended until the end of the public health emergency situation.
The provision above is also applied to the authorized period of stay for foreigners in Brazil holding a Brazilian visitor visa, which means that no foreign national will be penalized if the term of his/her Brazilian visitor visa expires during the period of public health emergency.
Moreover, all individuals who have recently visited jurisdictions where the virus has become widespread must be quarantined upon entry in Brazil.
Themeasures taken by the Brazilian government to prevent the spread of the virus, such as entry regulations and quarantine rules, may change at any time in the face of the volatility of the pandemic.