PCR testing capability now increased at São Paulo Int’l Airport

Apparently this will be the way to fly internationally in 2021. Many countries will require a negative  Covid-19 PCR test in order to enter back in the country, and this test is offered at São Paulo Int’l Airport (Guarulhos). The testing capability of the airport was greatly improved last week and it can now run up to 150 thousand tests monthly. According to their website this is the largest airport testing facility in the world.

The facility has 14 testing booths and works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is located at the international sector of the airport.

The test costs BRL 350 (~USD 65), but there are many deals with different airliners and mileage clubs for a discounted rate. The tests have oficial validity with the World Health Organization and are delivered in a max of 4 hours, in english and portuguese.



Coronavirus update in Brazil and Chile

Important information regarding Covid-19 in Brazil and Chile and our scheduled trips

With the spread of Covid-19 we think it’s time to address our clients. First of all we would like to guarantee that all our trips are confirmed, to Brazil or Chile.

The disease has to this day only 25 cases in Brazil, with 0 cases in Mato Grosso or Mato Grosso do Sul states, the core of our itineraries. In Chile there are 6 cases. There are no deaths reported by the disease in both countries. In China, the epicenter of the epidemy, the number of new cases is already dropping fast, probably an indication that the epidemy has reached its peak. We expect it to to keep rising outside of China for a while and then also start dropping, hopefully soon.

The main concerns is probably not while in Brazil or Chile, but during traveling, at airports and such. Health officials recommend that whenever in public it’s best to avoid touching surfaces, and to use a hand sanitizer frequently. Have one in your pocket and use it frequently while in public, as apparently the virus is more easily spread by hand contact with eyes, nose and mouth instead of by the air.

So, we would like everyone to stay calm and hopeful that this disease outbreak will pass quickly. Our trips are confirmed and we look forward to another great year photographing our wildlife!