Brazil Visa Requirements for Citizens of Australia, Canada and the US Postponed

The resumption of visa requirements to enter Brazil for ordinary passport holders from Australia, Canada and the United States has been postponed from January 10, 2024, to April 10, 2024. The new date was made official by Decree No. 11.875, published in an extra edition of the Federal Official Gazette on January 4, 2024.

Status: The extension is intended to allow extra time to complete the implementation of the visa system and to avoid starting it during the peak travel season, at the turning of the year.

Background: In March 2023, Brazil decided to reinstate the visitor visa requirement for citizens of Australia, Canada, Japan and the United States, effective October 1, 2023.  In August 2023 this measure was postponed until January 10, 2024.

In May 2023, President Lula visited Japan and signed an agreement exempting Brazilians entering Japan and Japanese arriving in Brazil from visa requirements. The exemption measure came into force in September last year

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