VISA REGIME

For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

A visa is not required for a stay of up to 90 days

For holders of national passports and other travel documents:

A visa is not required for a stay of up to 90 days

Note:

Holders of emergency travel documents in transit require a visa

 

ENTRY REGIME FOR CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Citizens of Serbia may enter into Brazil only by air. A passenger entering Brazil from abroad, whether he/she is a Brazilian or a foreign citizen, is obliged prior to boarding to present to the airline following:

1. Document confirming a negative RT-PCR test result on SARS-Cov-2, not older than 72 hours before boarding. The result must be in English, Portuguese or Spanish. Children under the age of 12 are not obliged to have an RT-PCR test if they are accompanied by guardian that holds a negative RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours. Children aged two to twelve who travel unaccompanied must present a negative RT-PCR test result. Children under the age of two do not have to have a test result

2. Passenger's health certificate (DCV) filled-out (printed or in electronic form), by which the passenger declares that he agrees with the observance of sanitary measures, which he must adhere to while in Brazil. (link to this confirmation form: https://formulario.anvisa.gov.br). The form must be filled-out no earlier than 72 hours before the trip and otherwise will not be valid.

It is temporarily prohibited to board passengers for Brazil coming from / or passing through the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Republic of South Africa and the Republic of India in the last 14 days.

 

ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY

A visa is not required for tourist or business travel (does not apply to work and paid activities) for a period of 90 days, with the option of extension for another 90 days, provided that the total duration of stay does not exceed 180 days per year, as of the first entry. No minimum period of passport validity is prescribed for tourist travel to Brazil. The minimum remaining period of passport validity for regulating residence is 3 months. When entering Brazil, it is necessary to fill out an entry/exit card and hand it back to the authorities upon leaving the country.

Persons travelling to certain remote areas (not including coastal cities such as Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, etc.) must submit evidence of vaccination against yellow fever. The competent Brazilian authorities also require a certificate of vaccination against yellow fever during travel from Brazil to other Latin American countries.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT

No social security agreement has been signed.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

HEALTH SITUATION  Tourists planning to travel to the federal state of São Paulo, as well as the states of Rio de Janeiro or Bahia, are recommended to vaccinate against yellow fever 10 days prior to the planned trip. Due to the large territory and varied climate zones and conditions, there is no single health situation overview for all of Brazil. Therefore, it is necessary that travellers to certain areas consult data by the World Health Organization (WHO) which monitors health situation trends on a daily level, particularly regarding epidemics in Brazil and other countries in the region. The results are published on the WHO website: www.who.int/ith. МDtravelhealth publishes full health recommendations for travellers (www.mdtravelhealth.com). Due to the presence of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes transmitting Dengue fever, Zika virus, yellow fever and chikungunya virus, caution is necessary in many parts of the country. A general rule applies to all areas: drink only bottled water and eat only thermally processed foods. It is recommended not to purchase bottled water from street vendors. Healthcare in cities is at a relatively good level in private hospitals, with payment of full expenses.

SECURITY SITUATION  Citizens of the Republic of Serbia intending to travel to Brazil are advised to exercise increased caution due to criminal activities and the activity of narco-groups in large coastal cities, as well as in the interior of the country, including the capital of Brasília. Travellers are advised to avoid border areas. Due to frequent armed robberies, foreigners are advised not to carry precious items, particularly jewellery or large amounts of money, and to avoid favelas and movement along side streets at night, and to stay only in places envisaged for foreign tourists with increased police presence. In case of a loss of documents or possessions, the local police should be contacted.

TRANSPORT  Due to large distances, foreigners mainly use air travel. There are several international airports, the best-known ones being in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, Salvador, Fortaleza, and Recife.

Brazil can be accessed by water from Bolivia, Paraguay, and Peru (along the Amazon river). Road border crossings exist with all neighbouring countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Guyana, French Guyana, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela), except for Surinam.

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia may drive motor vehicles within the territory of Brazil if, in addition to a driver's licence from the Republic of Serbia, they have a valid international driving permit, during the first 180 days of their stay. Thereafter, they need to exchange it for a local driver’s licence.

OTHER  The currency of Brazil is the real. All major global credit cards are accepted in Brazil (American Express, Diners Club, Visa, MasterCard), including those issued by Serbian banks for use abroad. Prior to leaving for Brazil, travellers are advise to inform their card-issuing bank about the planned trip and to request it to enable money transfers, since certain banks hold Brazil on the list of high-risk countries for credit card fraud. Daily expenses for staying in Brazil range on average between 100 and 500 USD, depending on the place and accommodation. During the main tourist season, from December to February, all prices on average increase by 30%. Information on all forms of tourist services can be found on the official website of the Ministry of Tourism (www.braziltour.com).

 

 Contact information:

During your stay in Brazil, for consular assistance and protection you may contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Brazil (address: SES Avenida das Nações, Qd. 803, Lote 15, CEP 70409-900 BRASÍLIA D.F. BRASIL), at one of the following telephone numbers: 00 5561 32 23 72 72, 00 5561 32 23 19 94, or e-mail: embaixadaservia@terra.com.br.