Vaccines for those coming to Brazil

Yellow fever vaccine 

There is no obligation to provide vaccine or prophylaxis evidence for entry in Brazil, however, the Ministry of Health recommends that international tourists should upgrade their vaccination status prior to arrival in the country, according to the guidelines of the vaccination timetable of the country of origin or residence.

In Brazil the guidelines can be accessed:



If you are going to an area with recommendation of vaccine (ACRV) and you are not vaccinated or have been vaccinated more than 10 years ago with only 1 (one) dose against yellow fever, vaccination is recommended at least 10 days before travel.

The ACRV are rural or wild (eco-tourism, of hunting and fishing and other activities of work or leisure) in the states of the North and Central West, in addition to the states of Minas Gerais and Maranhão and of some municipalities in the states of Piauí, Bahia, São Paulo, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul.

Check out the list of Brazilian municipalities with recommendation on vaccination against yellow fever and the guidelines of the Ministry of Health on the disease.



The Brazilian Ministry of Health will require, as of July 2016, the International Certificate of Vaccination and Prophylaxis (CIVP) for travelers coming to or going to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola. The measure is temporary and is a recommendation of the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Committee due to outbreaks of urban yellow fever in those two countries since December last year. For more information click here!


Vaccines against measles and rubella

The vaccine against measles and rubella is the only preventive measure and the most secure. It is important that the vaccine schedule is complete.

In Brazil, the vaccination calendar of the child establishes that the MMR vaccine (against measles, rubella and mumps) must be applied at 12 (twelve) months of age and the tetraviral (against measles, rubella, mumps and chickenpox) at 15 (fifteen) months.

Adults up to the age of 49 (forty-nine) also need to check if the vaccination is up-to-date. If not, they should take a dose of the MMR vaccine (measles, rubella and mumps) or of the double viral (against measles and rubella).

Brazil recommends vaccination before traveling to areas of risk.

Read more information about Measles.