Travelling during the global pandemic has been difficult for everyone. This is especially true if you’re trying to travel to and from the UK to Brazil. Now, we’re not even referring to all the trouble that you have to face with the visa agency. Travel to and from Brazil continues to be restricted due to the pandemic. And considering how hard the pandemic hit Brazil, it’s not really surprising that travel continues to be restricted, even when the world inches towards normalcy.
If you’re planning on travelling soon, it would be best to be prepared for the difficulties you may face. To help you out, we’ve prepared a brief discussion on what you have to know when travelling to and from Brazil.
Travelling from Brazil to the UK
The first thing we have to talk about is travel from Brazil to the UK. As of this writing, Brazil is still part of the list of countries that are under a red list ban. What this means is that most people who have been in or through the country in the last ten days will be refused entry into the UK.
It’s important to note that some people are exempt from this red list restriction due to their jobs. Here’s a list of some of the jobs that qualify for these exemptions:
- Aerospace engineers
- Aircraft pilots and crew
- BBC broadcasting transmission network and services
- Border security officials and contractors
- Bus and coach drivers
- Channel Tunnel system workers
- Civil aviation inspectors
- Government contractors
- Defence personnel and visiting forces
- Members of international organisations
- Oil facility workers
- Elite sports athletes
Now, all of the people who hold these jobs and are entering the country will need to take a COVID-19 test and must self-isolate. In some cases, a person will be required to self-isolate for the duration of their stay.
Returning to the UK
Citizens of the UK who are travelling from Brazil will also be allowed access back into the country regardless of the red list ban. However, this will require you to accomplish certain requirements in order to come back to the country.
Before you leave for the UK, you must complete a passenger locator form and provide proof of a negative coronavirus test. Quarantining for ten days in the place you’re staying or a managed quarantine hotel will also be required. Normally, you would be able to end the self-isolation period early by paying for a private coronavirus test. However, this doesn’t apply to people who are travelling from countries that are part of the red list ban.
The UK to Brazil
Brazil has been one of the countries hit hardest by the pandemic. With that being said, the country’s regulations on who can and cannot enter the country are surprisingly loose. However, visitors from the UK are out of luck because Brazil has banned flights to the UK due to the English variant of COVID-19.
With that, it would be worth keeping an eye on the situation as the Brazilian government has been quite vocal about being against a national lockdown. This means the situation may change sooner rather than later!
We hope these tips prove to be useful in helping you plan a trip to or from Brazil. At the same time, it’s important to remember that despite the world approaching normalcy, everyone should still exercise a healthy dose of caution as we’re not out of the woods just yet!
Travcour Visa & Legalisation Services Limitedis a visa agency in London that specialises in helping citizens complete their processes for travelling. If you are in need of tips for your visa applications in the UK, get in touch with us today to see how we can help!