Brazil Delays E-Visa Requirement to January 2024

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September 11. Brazil, which in March announced the reinstatement of an e-visa requirement for visitors from the United States, Canada and Australia, has pushed back the effective date from October 1, 2023, to January 10, 2024.

In practice, this means that until the new date established by the Brazilian government, citizens of these countries will be able to travel to Brazil for tourism and business purposes without the need for short-stay visitor visas (up to 90 days). Once the new regulations go into effect, the visas, according to the Brazilian Tourism Board (Embratur), will be issued through a completely electronic process, quickly and easily.

The Brazilian government is still defining the procedures and all the details regarding the visa process will be provided by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the near future.

E-visas were required for travel to Brazil until 2019 when then-president Jair Bolsonaro suspended the regulation in order to facilitate tourism; however, likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which shortly followed, the lifted visa requirements did not prove to boost travel.

Source: Travel Agent Central

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