Visa-Free Travel to Brazil Extended for US, Canada & Australia (Until 2025!)

Brazil has once again delayed the implementation of visa requirements for travelers from the United States, Canada, and Australia. This means you can still visit Brazil visa-free until April 10, 2025.
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Citizens of the United States, Canada, and Australia can breathe a sigh of relief! The Brazilian government has once again postponed the implementation of visa requirements for these countries. This means you can still visit Brazil visa-free until April 10, 2025.

This decision, announced through a decree signed by Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, comes as a continuation of previous postponements.

Multiple Delays Ensure Smooth Transition

It is worth mentioning here that, this is the third time the Brazilian government has pushed back the visa requirement deadline. Originally planned for October 2023, it was moved to January 2024 and then April 2024.

These delays were implemented to ensure a smooth rollout of the new visa system and avoid disruptions during peak tourist seasons.

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Visa Details and Costs (Starting April 10, 2025)

Effective April 10, 2025, Brazil will discontinue its visa-free travel policy for citizens of the United States, Canada, and Australia. Travellers from these nations will now need to obtain a visa before their journey to Brazil.

  • The visa application fee is expected to be $80.90 (USD).
  • The visa validity period will differ by country:
    • US citizens: 10 years
    • Canadian and Australian citizens: 5 years

Tourism Benefits From Delay

The Brazilian Tourism Board (Embratur) strongly supports the visa delay. The US is Brazil’s second-largest source of tourists, with a significant increase in visitor numbers compared to 2023. This delay helps maintain this growth trend and contributes to the overall tourism industry, which generated $6.9 billion in revenue for Brazil last year.

The US emerged as Second-Largest Source

In 2023, the United States emerged as Brazil’s second-largest source of tourists, with 668,478 visitors, comprising 11.31 per cent of the total arrivals.

Additionally, the influx of North American tourists in Brazil from January to February 2024 witnessed an 11 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2023.

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Planning Your Trip to Brazil

While you don’t need a visa yet, it’s always a good idea to check the latest travel requirements before your trip. You can find official information on the Brazilian government’s website or the consulate nearest you.

Conclusion

By extending the visa rules deadline, Brazil aims to strike a balance between facilitating tourism and safeguarding its borders and interests. This move reflects the government’s commitment to ensuring a smooth and sustainable tourism industry while fostering economic growth.

So pack your bags, book your flights, and get ready to experience the vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, and warm hospitality of Brazil!


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Manish Khandelwal
Manish Khandelwal

Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Travelobiz.com, he's passionate about writing.

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