Brazil postpones visa requirement for Aussie travellers

Aerial view of the Christ, The Redeemer Monument and the Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. One of the Seven Wonders of the World the monument is a must-go spot do travelers upon visiting Rio. Along with the beautiful statue the view of the Corcovado is breathtaking with the Sugarloaf Mountain and the Botafogo Bay among some of the places you can see from up there.
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    The Brazilian Tourist Board has announced that the requirement of entry visas in Brazil for holders of ordinary passports from Australia, Canada and the United States has been postponed to April 10, 2024.

    The tourist board originally announced a starting date of 10 January, whereby travellers would need to pay US$80.90 (AU$120.42) for multiple entries into Brazil across a five year period.

    Brazil announced on 6 December last year that it had launched the platform through which citizens of the US, Canada, and Australia can obtain the e-Visa to enter the country.

    The Brazilian Tourist Board said the extension is intended to complete the process of implementing the requirement system e-Visa and prevent the change from interfering with the flow of tourists from these countries to Brazil during the high season.

    Currently, travellers can stay in Brazil for 90 days over a 12-month period. This will be counted from the date of first entry to Brazil.

    Travellers can also extend your stay for another 90 days.

    Former president Jair Bolsonaro scrapped the visa requirements in 2019 to support the tourism industry but the US, Canada and Australia continued to demand visas from Brazilians. The Brazilian government originally proposed the visas on 1 October 2023.

    (Featured Image: Aerial view of the Christ, The Redeemer Monument and the Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – iStock/Yuri de Mesquita Bar)

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