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ORDINANCE No. 478 - TEMPORARY RESTRICTION OF IMMIGRANTS´ ENTRANCE IN BRAZIL – SEA AND LAND TRANSPORT

The Ministers of State Chief of Staff of the Presidency of the Republic, of Justice and Public Security, Infrastructure and Health published the Ordinance No. 478, on October 14, 2020, exceptionally and temporarily restricting the entrance of immigrants in Brazil by sea and land transportation, regardless of their nationality, for a period of 30 (thirty) days. All the provisions of Ordinance 470 were maintained according to the publication of our previous bulletin, only one information has been added as indicated below:

  • The restrictions mentioned in the Ordinance no. 478 do not prevent foreigners from entering in the country by land between the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Republic of Paraguay, once observed the migratory requirements appropriate to the immigration condition, including an entry visa, when required by the Brazilian immigration law.

The conditions presented by this ordinance could be revised at any time and it could also be complemented, changed or extended, considering the technical assessment made by ANVISA. Failure to comply with these measures will result in civil, administrative and criminal liability, as well as immediate repatriation or deportation and the disqualification of an asylum claim. The Ordinance # 470 of October 2, 2020 is revoked. EMDOC professionals are available to answer all demands and doubts on this topic that certainly involves the mobility of many immigrants in this very delicate moment. Therefore, before leaving your country, consult the specific conditions for entering Brazil.

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