The Mexican government has announced it will revoke visa-free entry for Brazilian nationals.

Key Points:

  • Beginning Dec. 11, Brazilian national must have a visa to enter Mexico for business or tourism purposes unless they:
    • Have a valid visa from or permanent residence in Canada, Japan, U.K., U.S. or a Schengen Area country.
    • Are a permanent resident of Chile, Colombia or Peru.
    • Have an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card (ABTC).

Additional Information: In general, visitor visas for Mexico will allow foreign nationals to stay in the country for up to 180 days. More information regarding visitor visas can be found here.

BAL Analysis: Brazilian nationals who do not meet one of the exemptions will face more administrative processes and incur additional costs to travel to Mexico for business and tourism purposes.

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