What is the change? Qatari nationals no longer require a visa to enter Brazil for the purposes of business, tourism or transit.

What does the change mean? Qatari nationals do not need to obtain a visa prior to entering Brazil for up to 90 days within a 12-month period and may conduct business activities on the visa waiver.

  • Implementation time frame: Jan. 14, 2020.
  • Visas/permits affected: Visa waivers.
  • Who is affected: Qatari nationals traveling to Brazil for business or tourism.
  • Business impact: The visa waiver will ease business travel for nationals of Qatar.

Background: Brazil entered into a visa-free agreement with Qatar during Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s visit to the country last November.

Analysis & Comments: The visa-free agreement is part of Brazil’s ongoing efforts to liberalize visa requirements. Employers are reminded, however, that employees entering Brazil on a business visacannot work or receive any salary in Brazil. Deloitte will monitor the situation and continue to provide information as it becomes available.

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