General Information on COVID 19

Brazil is one of the countries to have suffered the most from Covid 19 with 7.56 million people infected and 192,716 dead on December 30, 2020. The health situation had improved significantly since September with a death toll from 1,100 to 200 on average day and a number of infected from 45,000 to 10,000. But it has deteriorated again since the beginning of November in a second wave with the number of infected on average per day over a week returning to around 57,000 and deaths of 633 with 57,227 infected and 1,111 dead in the last 24 hours.

Most tourist sites have reopened since mid-September (including Christ and Sugarloaf) but with limited attendance and a health protocol to be respected. Ditto for natural parks and museums. However, the sharp acceleration in Covid cases this last week in Rio (+ 24%) raises fears once again that tourist sites will be closed at any time.

The Brazilian government reinstated from December 30, the obligation for Brazilians and foreigners to present to the airline company before boarding the negative results of a PCR test carried out within 72 hours to be allowed to enter the territory. In addition, travelers will have to sign a declaration committing them to accept all preventive measures (without being specified) on Covid 19 taken in the country.

For your information, in Rio, the fireworks over Copacabana were canceled for New Year’s Eve as well as the Carnival in February 2021. Several small fireworks were planned for the end of the year including one on Christ and one on Sugar Loaf with on-line shows but the Rio City Hall has decided to cancel everything and even to ban the kiosks along Copacabana from organizing parties as they usually do every year. In addition, from 8 p.m. on 12/31, all neighborhoods along the Carioca coastline (From Leme to Recreio including Copacabana and Ipanema of course) will only be accessible to residents of the neighborhood upon presentation of proof of residence and this to avoid agglomerations on the beaches. Firecrackers and fireworks, sound systems and private parties on the beaches are also prohibited.

For Carnival, a replacement parade of the 12 best Samba schools will be organized on July 10 and 11, 2021, the latter depending, however, on the availability of a vaccine against Covid on that date.

You can now consider traveling to Brazil although we advise you to wait a few more months, to come and discover, in the best possible conditions, Rio the “Cidade Maravilhosa” and this magnificent country.



The city of Rio de Janeiro with the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism launched in June 2020 a certification program for travel agencies and guides that respect a protocol related to COVID 19 to ensure the health safety of tourists in Brazil.

Good Guide In Rio joined this program and received the “TURISMO CONSCIENTE” certification on June 28 which commits to respecting the following rules:

  • Use of masks by our guides and drivers when they are in contact with our customers, the latter being encouraged to wear them without obligatory nature except in closed environments (cars and vans, closed rooms, elevators etc …). Customers must have their own face mask.
  • Respect for barrier gestures.
  • Respect for social distancing, as far as possible, during guided tours.
  • Commitment to use hydro-alcoholic gel to clean hands and make gel available to customers.
  • Complete sanitation of vehicles before each visit.
  • Health vigilance for guides and drivers with regular PCR tests. Those with symptoms like fever or cough will be quarantined. The guide reserves the right to exclude any visitor showing these symptoms and invite them to return to their hotel in order to protect the group from a risk of possible contamination.
  • Communicate good health practices to customers and monitor compliance with these practices during visits to places that have specifically set up a health protocol (Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf, Museums, Churches, etc.)

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    Rua Ronald de Carvalho, 21, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro

  • Licence

    Certified by the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism : n°19.069230.10.0001-6

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