131: Travelling To Brazil During The Pandemic – Mikkel Thorup

Brazil During The Pandemic - Mikkel Thorup

Today’s guest on The Expat Money Show is me, Mikkel Thorup, I will be talking about travelling to Brazil during the pandemic and all the drama that entails. This is part-2 in our series on travelling during the pandemic. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to last week’s episode on travelling to Costa Rica during the pandemic you should do that now!



  • An in-depth breakdown of getting out of Costa Rica and entering back into Panama during the pandemic
  • What is life like in Panama right now and what did we need to get ready for our massive 4-month trip to Brazil.
  • What do the airports look like in Panama and in Brazil? Is everything open or totally closed? And what do you need documentation-wise to leave the country and to enter Brazil?
  • Being a tourist in Rio de Janeiro during the pandemic, is this a good time to visit?
  • Travelling to Florianopolis, Brazil, a cute little island of about 500,000 people. The real estate, food, open/closed, what is it really like?
  • Huge personal development to share with you, you will know it when you hear it!
  • Drama, lots of drama! getting a new phone, passport, residency and how different the process is in other countries.
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I am so excited to be in Brazil. It’s a beautiful country with so much to offer. If you ever get the chance, make sure you visit and take in all of the wonderful sites she has to offer. I would really appreciate it if you would share this podcast with a friend or family member, join our newsletter at ExpatMoneyShow.com and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Join our FB group, Expat Money Forum and let me know your thoughts. Have you been to Brazil, I would really love to hear from you!


About The Host, Mikkel Thorup

Mikkel Thorup; the host of The Expat Money Show, has 20+ years in continual travel around the world, visiting more than 100 countries including Colombia, North Korea, Zimbabwe and Iran.

His goal now is to help Expats just like you to generate additional streams of income, eliminate your tax bill, and take advantage of offshore structures so you can travel the world freely and never have to worry about money again.

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  1. xu on 05/07/2021 at 11:41 AM

    What type of test was the “rapid” covid test done at the airport in Panama? Did they put a stick halfway up your skull, was it blood, or was it something else?

    • Mikkel Thorup on 05/14/2021 at 8:39 PM

      It is called a rapid test, as in that is the tests name. As I talked about in the episode it is fine, it’s the PCR test that is brutal

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