With borders open to Brazilians since November 8, it's time to start planning your trip to the United States. Check the updated documents needed to travel to the country!  

Scheduling a trip to U.S? Since November 8, the entry of Brazilian tourists into the country has been allowed. However, it is important to be aware of the new requirements and ask all your questions before packing your bags and boarding.

In addition to being fully vaccinated, the travelers who want to visit the USA must be prepared for other requirements – some that were already determined before the pandemic and others that have emerged now – that will guarantee their stay in the country.

We have prepared a guide with all the updated documents for traveling to the United States. Get ready to discover all the beauties of the country and have a nice trip!

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How to Apply for ESTA - Updated US Documents 2022

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Updated documents to enter the USA 

to travel to the U.S as of November 8, 2021, a series of updated documents are required that allow Brazilians access to the country. Check out each of them below: 

  • Visa

    The visa is also an important and essential step in securing your entry into the US and serves as a “prior authorization” to travel across the country. To apply for your visa, the first step is to apply online. Then you have to take a test and conduct an interview. Currently, due to the pandemic, the US Embassy and Consulate are gradually resuming activities. Therefore, appointments are very busy and delays may occur in this request.

    However, if you have dual citizenship, it is possible to carry out the US ESTA travel authorization application, a type of automated visit permission, much faster and more practical to be done. Below, we also explain better how it works.  
  • Proof of full vaccination

    Brazilians must present proof of complete vaccination, issued by an official source, and the last dose must have been applied at least 14 days before the date of departure. Children under 18 will not need proof of vaccination. Below, we explain which vaccines are being accepted in the country and how to issue your voucher.  
  • Negative PCR Result

    In addition to proof of vaccination, Brazilian travelers aged 2 years and older who wish to visit the United States must present a negative PCR test result for COVID-19, carried out within 72 hours before the trip. 
  • Passport

    Brazilian tourists need a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months to visit the United States. Therefore, it is always important to check the validity of your document to avoid problems. If you need to get your passport for the first time, the process is very simple, just access the Federal police.
  • Resources to stay in the country

    Last but not least, if you are going to the USA, you must prove that you have the financial conditions to stay in the country, such as cash, bank account or credit cards. In addition, it may be necessary to inform the reason for your trip and the place of stay.

Which vaccines are accepted in the US and how to request your proof

As we said above, one of the new requirements for those who want to travel to the United States after its reopening is that travelers are vaccinated against COVID-19. However, which vaccines are accepted? And how to issue proof of vaccination? Let's clear up these doubts now.

Currently, the US government authorizes the entry of international travelers who have been vaccinated with immunizers approved by the WHO (World Health Organization (WHO) or the FDA (Federal Agency of the Department of Health and Human Services of the United States). in Brazil, are authorized by the USA:

– Pfizer/BioNTech
– Oxford/AstraZeneca
– Jansen
– CoronaVac

It is very simple to issue National Vaccination Certificate, just accessing, via application or website, the ConnectSus and complete with the necessary data. The system is very intuitive and the document is issued on the spot – it is possible to issue it more than once, if necessary. You can choose to present the scanned or printed document before boarding. 

Vaccination exemption for travel to the US: who is it for?

There are some specific cases where tourists and passengers are exempt from vaccination to enter the US. Minors under 18, for example, do not need to present proof of vaccination. In addition, people who participated in clinical trials of vaccines against COVID-19 are also exempt from this requirement. There are also cases of travelers with medical contraindications or people who need to travel for urgent or humanitarian reasons.

However, it is important to note that in all these cases, there is a requirement to perform a negative COVID-19 test 24 hours before departure. In the case of minors under 18, if accompanied by a vaccinated adult, the test must be carried out up to 3 days before departure.

US visa in 2021/2022: how to apply?

The American visa is one of the most important requirements for those who want to travel to the U.S. However, with demand overwhelmed by the pandemic, those looking to renew or get their visa for the first time may have to wait longer than usual. Even the interview spots for 2022 are hotly contested.

It is worth remembering that those who wish to obtain a visa for the first time must apply online, take a test and then conduct an interview. For those who had their visa expired for less than 48 months, it is not necessary to carry out a new interview.

Many people don't know, but those who have dual citizenship can use the ESTA, a travel authorization granted to citizens of countries that are part of the Visa Waiver Program. In this way, a Brazilian citizen can apply for ESTA if you have citizenship in any of these countries that are part of the program.

Contrary to the visa THIS United States is done entirely online, just fill out an online form and pay a dollar fee. Its validity is 2 years from the date of issue.

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Traveling to the United States: Unmissable Destinations

Now that you know the updated documents for traveling to the U.S, it's time to program that dream trip. The United States is a destination with continental dimensions and incredible landscapes, managing to please the most varied tourist profiles.

There are impressive cities, incredible theme parks – like those at Disney or Universal – in addition to breathtaking landscapes, trails, parks, beaches, ice-capped mountains, tropical forests and much more. Did you like this text? Share with that friend who is programming a trip to USA and who still have doubts about the documentation needed to visit the destination!

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