Authorities in Brazil have postponed reinstating the visa requirement for nationals of Australia, Canada and the United States until Jan. 10, 2024.

Key Points:

  • The Brazilian government will continue to exempt Australian, Canadian and U.S. citizens from needing a visit visa to enter the country through Jan. 9, 2024.
  • Travelers from these countries will be required to have an e-visa to enter Brazil beginning Jan. 10, 2024. Officials expect to open the online platform to obtain these e-visas at least 30 days before the enforcement date. Further details about cost and length of stay have yet to be announced.
  • Under certain circumstances, Brazilian officials may grant physical visas to Australian passport holders before the visa requirement measure goes into effect.

Additional Information: Brazil had previously announced it would reinstate visitor visa requirements for citizens of Australia, Canada and the United States on Oct. 1. Australia, Canada and the United States all have reinstated visitor visa requirements for Brazilian nationals; as a general rule, Brazil does not grant visitor visa exemptions without reciprocity. Brazil had previously included Japan in these measures but removed the country after renegotiating their mutual visa exemption policy.

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