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For those of you that have not read about this, effective tomorrow, June 17, 2019, visas will no longer be required for tourists from the U.S., Canada, Japan and Australia.  A valid passport will enable you to stay in Brazil for up to 90 days (with the possibility of extending your stay to up to 180 days - with approval).

 

Thought this would be of interest for those booked on cruises that stop in Rio.

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Yeah, great news and long time coming (the reciprocity).  While we have no cruises planned at the moment that touch Brazil, we are taking a dogleg air route to Africa this September which transits through Sao Paolo.  While in the past transits didn't require a visa (and you hoped you air carrier understood that), if there was a misconnect or cancellation onward, you were stuck at the airport.  We'd planned to purchase eVisas just to have a Plan B, so this change which was announced earlier this year saves us a good chuck of change.

 

I'd also note that there are a number of cruises (like the one we were on Explorer in February) which start in Buenos Aires with a popular pre-cruise option of going to Iguazu Falls...for which you'd have need the Brazil visa to get to the best locations.

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2 hours ago, Boatmans Lady said:

People from Britain also do not need a visa for Briazil either, but have to have 6 months remaining on their passport and a return ticket.

 

We have taken advantage of that.  My DH is a dual citizen and he has used his British passport for Brazil while I've had to purchase the visa (that still has 7 years before it expires and we have no plans on being in Brazil).  When we return to the U.S., he uses his U.S. passport - it works perfectly!  Just happy for those that will not need it in the future!.

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