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Rio Carnival 2023

13 Feb 2023

Rio Carnival 2023 takes place from 17-25 February in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil although carnival events also happen in other cities in Brazil.  Over 1 million people are expected to attend Carnival in Rio. 

  • see LIESA website for further information on the Samba parade.

Advice for Travellers

If you are planning on travelling to Brazil for Carnival, you should:

  • be aware that international travel guidance and guidance on attending carnival events may change at short notice
  • review the latest FCDO foreign travel advice for Brazil including entry requirements and quarantine restrictions
  • make sure you are up to date with UK recommendations on COVID-19 vaccination
  • if you are at increased risk of severe COVID-19, you should carefully consider your travel plans and consider seeking medical advice prior to making any decisions about travelling
  • ensure you are able to comply with COVID-19 prevention measures during travel and at your destination: further information on this can be found in the COVID-19: Health Considerations for Travel page

Furthermore, if you are planning to attend Carnival celebrations in Brazil, you should consider:

You should see a travel health professional if you require any further advice or information on any of the above points.

If you become unwell after you return to the UK with a high temperature (fever) or flu-like illness, you should seek urgent medical advice. Always tell the healthcare professional about your recent travel abroad, particularly if you have travelled into an area where malaria is a risk.