Yesterday, the Brazilian Government announced that Brazil would allow visa-free entry for citizens of The United States, Canada, Australia, and Japan, effective on June 17, 2019 (until then, the current e-visa will be required). Last year, the government launched an e-visa platform to make it easier and more efficient for travelers to apply and process the visa online.
In less than 90 days, citizens of those countries wishing to visit Brazil will no longer need to apply for or pay for a visa and will be able to stay in Brazil for 90 days from the date of first entry in the country (the nitty gritty says that it’s extendable for an equal period, provided that it does not exceed one hundred and eighty days, every twelve months, counted from the date of the first entry into Brazil).
When I visited Brazil in 2013, I had to pay $160 for a visa that was valid for 10 years (and another $160 reciprocity fee, which is now gone, when I visited Argentina for the first time shortly after). Thinking back, the $320 in entry fees exceeded the costs of my flights combined!
Thankfully experiencing Brazil will soon just be a matter of desire and grabbing a great flight deal (which we see a ton of).
What are your thoughts? Are you more inclined to visit Brazil in light of this news?