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Brazil Travel - airport/rapid covid testing availability

Postby caps » Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:24 pm

I'm traveling to Brazil soon and flying in and out of Fortaleza from the US. Does anyone have any recent travel experience there with Covid testing prior to travel? Can you get rapid tests at the Fortaleza airport? How are travelers getting pre=flight covid tests done from Fortaleza or Sao Luis? I'm super appreciative of any help/tips you may have. I'm fully vaccinated but need a negative test prior to return to the US.

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Re: Brazil Travel - airport/rapid covid testing availability

Postby Toby » Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:45 pm

You need to check with the airlines you are flying with what they request. Also your returning country, how old a test can be etc.

I know that TAP only accepts certain laboratories...

Best is to ask at the airport when you are leaving what they request on return. And then ask the airline again in Brazil what they request.

Your guesthouse/hotel then will help you with a laboratory.

Have a save trip...going where exactly?
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Re: Brazil Travel - airport/rapid covid testing availability

Postby caps » Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:16 pm

Thanks for the reply Toby. We are downwinding to Atins and returning to Fortaleza via Sao Luis airport. We need to find a rapid Antigen (American Airlines) test ideally at the Sao Luis airport or prior to our international flight out of Fortaleza. Are there testing sites at Sao Luis or Fortaleza airports? Are there many foreign tourists going to Brazil? I figured by now that there'd be a fair number of testing options at or near airports to support testing within 72 hours of flights for vaccinated tourists.

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