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INTERMINISTERIAL ORDINANCE N° 204 - IMMIGRANT ENTRY INTO BRAZIL - BY LAND

The Ministers of State Chief of Staff of the Presidency of the Republic, of Justice and Public Security, Infrastructure and Health published the Interministerial Ordinance n° 204, on April 29, 2020, exceptionally and temporarily restricting the entrance of immigrants in Brazil by land regardless of their nationality, for a period of 30 (thirty) days. The measure is necessary due to the recommendation of the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) in order to combat the pandemic caused by COVID-19. It will be maintained the hypotheses of exception that allow foreigners to enter Brazil, provided for in Interministerial Ordinance No. 203, published on April 28, 2020. However, foreigners from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will not be able to enter Brazil by by land, even if they have:

  • permanent residence, for a fixed or indefinite period, in Brazilian territory;

  • spouse, partner, son, father or curator of a Brazilian; or yet

  • bearer of the National Migration Registry.

The restriction referred to in Ordinance No. 204 does not prevent:

  • the execution of cross-border humanitarian actions previously authorized by the local health authorities;

  • the traffic of border residents in twin cities with an exclusively terrestrial border line, upon presentation of a border resident document or other supporting document, provided that reciprocity in treatment is guaranteed to the Brazilian by the neighboring country; and

  • the free traffic of road cargo transportation.

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