In the stream of visa regimes around the world, Brazil also took a step forward to make visa free policy for some of the popular countries – US, Canada, Australia and Japan. Effective 17th June, these countries can travel to Brazil visa-free for a stay of 90 days. There might be a possibility to extend the stay through the Federal Police, expected upto 180 days.
In a joint news statement released on March 19 by President Donald Trump and President Bolsonaro, the duo announced that along with lifting the requirement, "the Presidents agreed to take the steps necessary to enable Brazil to participate in the Department of Homeland Security's Trusted Traveler Global Entry Program."
Brazil has been working on the tourism flow since years, introducing various entry policies. European travelers are also allowed visa free in Brazil, with passport or any valid travel document/identity card, which has shown a tremendous spike in number of tourists in Brazil from the time the change was implemented.
How will this visa-free regime affect US, Canada, Japan and Australia citizens?
US, Canada, Japan and Australia will have an increase in its visa free countries. Currently US, Canada, Japan and Australia citizens can travel to 112, 111, 117 and 106 countries visa free, respectively. Check some of the visa-free access countries for US in Americas here
Global Passport Ranking and Passport Strength change
Currently Japan, Canada, United States and Australia are in 2nd, 16th, 18th and 27th in Global Passport Ranking. After implementation of this policy, all of the mentioned countries will have a higher rank and the strength of the passports will increase than current. Check the ranking of the passports on our Global Passport Ranking Tool
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