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Michael, Kristi, and Jackson in hammock.

 Michael brings his wife and son to the jungle every Season, read how he prepares his family for this adventure. 


What you need to know:

  • We are NOT DOCTORS, we are fishing guides.  Always consult your doctor, the CDC, and your travel clinic for recommendations.

  • We won't tell you what other vaccinations to take, but Michael can share what his wife and son take to prepare for their family week in the Amazon.

"For my family, I feel Hep A & B are important for anyone who is traveling internationally.  This helps to protect against food and water-borne illnesses.​  Yellow Fever is becoming a bigger problem worldwide, and it certainly exists in Brazil.  They've recently changed this vaccination status from a "once every 10-year shot " to a "once-and-done".  If you've ever had the shot, then you no longer need to have it again.  In addition to keeping my routine vaccinations up to date, my doctor recommends I take daily probiotics."

  • Malaria - It's difficult to believe, but we simply don't have mosquitoes where we are fishing, but they certainly are alive and well in Manaus, Barcelos, and São Sebastião (our ports of entry)."  At the end of our Season, we always end up with a box full of bug spray bottles that our guests brought but never used.  Michael has never taken any medication to prevent malaria, and he is in the jungle 4 months a year.


We've never had a guest get hit with Malaria, but some of our staff have (due to their time off the rivers and deep in the interior jungles).  Therefore we DO recommend that you are properly protected by taking anti-malarial prophylaxis during your stay.  There are different prophylaxis available, so consult your doctor to see which is the best for you.  If possible, test it out before your adventure with us to ensure you don't have any weird side effects.  The best one that we know of can be found here:  Remember to take this medication on a full stomach 

Entry and Exit Requirements for Brazil

  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens?  YES

    • While Brazil’s COVID-19 entry regulations no longer require proof of vaccination, the CDC recommends that U.S. citizens not travel internationally until they are fully vaccinated.   

  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or antigen) required for entry? YES, but only for those who are unvaccinated. (See below for details.)  

  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? YES  


To enter Brazil, travelers age 12 and older must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test as described below:

  1. Fully Vaccinated Travelers must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination as follows:

    • Before boarding, travelers must present proof of their vaccination status (electronic or printed) to the airline responsible for their flight.  

    • The vaccine must be approved by the World Health Organization or by relevant health authorities in the country where the vaccine was administered.

    • Proof of vaccination may be in English, Portuguese, or Spanish, and must include the manufacturer’s name, the lot number, and the date of the dose(s). (Proof of vaccination only in QR-code format or other coded language will not be accepted.) 

    • COVID-19 recovery certificates will not be accepted in lieu of proof of full vaccination. 

    • To be considered fully vaccinated, the traveler must have received the final dose of the vaccine at least 14 days prior to boarding.

  1. Unvaccinated Travelers must present negative COVID-19 Tests Results as follows:

    • The COVID-19 test must be a laboratory test (RT-PCR) or antigen test for screening for infection by SARS-CoV-2, with a negative/non-reactive result, performed within one day of boarding;  

    • The document must be presented in English, Portuguese, or Spanish;

    • The test must be carried out in a laboratory recognized by the health authority of the country of departure;

    • In the event of travel to Brazil with connections or stopovers where the traveler remains in a restricted area of the airport, the one–day period refers to one day prior to boarding the first flight of the trip.  However, if the traveler leaves the restricted area of the airport, and it is more than one day after the RT-PCR or antigen test, the traveler must take a new COVID-19 test, RT-PCR or antigen, and present proof of a negative test result prior to boarding a plane to Brazil

    • Note: Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days and are now asymptomatic but still test positive can enter Brazil but must present the following to the airline before boarding:

      • Two COVID-19 RT-PCR tests at least 14 days apart, the most recent performed no more than one day before boarding;

      • A medical certificate stating the traveler is asymptomatic and able to travel, including the specific date of travel. The certificate must be in English, Portuguese, or Spanish.  

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