BRAZIL: New eVisa introduced for visitors from Australia, Canada, and the United States

From April 10, 2024, holders of passports from Australia, Canada, and the United States are required to hold an electronic visa (eVisa) to enter Brazil. This policy rolls back a 2019 decision by Brazil to waive visa requirements for visitors from these countries in an effort to boost tourism. Now, Brazil is reintroducing restrictions in the form of a new eVisa. 

The new policy was originally slated to come into effect on January 10, 2024, but was delayed by three months following an announcement by the Brazilian government on January 4, 2024. 

The eVisa will allow multiple entries to Brazil from the date of issue, provided the visitor stays in Brazil for no more than 90 days in any 365-day period.

Brazil eVisas issued to Australian and Canadian citizens will be valid for a period of five years, and those issued to United States citizens will be valid for a period of 10 years. Note that the eVisa is linked to a particular passport. If the linked passport expires before the exipiry date of the eVisa, then the passport holder will be required to apply for a new eVisa.

Who does the policy apply to?

The following travelers are required to hold an eVisa to enter Brazil:

  • Non-exempt citizens of Australia, Canada and the United States, and passport holders from these countries, who are traveling to Brazil for stays of up to 90 days for leisure, family visits, transit or business, including visits for business meetings and conferences.
  • Holders of special passports—these visitors are not exempted from the need to hold an eVisa or physical visa, even if travelling with a diplomatic passport.
  • Affected transit or layover passengers that exit the international transit area of the Brazilian port or airport and pass through passport control.

Who does the policy NOT apply to?

This eVisa is not required for the following travelers:

  • Transit passengers with stopovers or connections in Brazil that remain in the international transit area of the Brazilian port or airport, without passing Brazilian immigration control, and that hold a single air ticket that includes both travel segments.
  • Travellers, including those from the affected countries, already holding a valid physical visa on their passport for the purpose of their visit.
  • Visitors travelling from the affected countries under a passport that is not of Australia, Canada or United States—existing travel policies affecting other nationalities remain in place and are unchanged by this policy.
  • Brazilian nationals—Brazilian passport holders are not required to hold an eVisa for travel to Brazil.

Travel well-informed with CIBTvisas

At CIBT, we have fully implemented these changes across all our systems, and Brazil eVisas can now be purchased through CIBT channels. An experienced visa specialist can help you navigate the complexities of border crossing requirements. Contact CIBTvisas today.

This update is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal or scenario-specific advice. Furthermore, it is important to note that immigration announcements are subject to sudden and unexpected changes. Readers are encouraged to reach out to CIBTvisas for any case- or company-specific assessments.

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