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Official - Visa Free Travel June 1 - Sept. 18 (US, CAN, AUS, JPN)

Old Dec 31, 15, 6:56 am
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Official: Visa Free Travel June 1 - Sept. 18 (US, CAN, AUS, JPN)

Sports | Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:46am EST
U.S., Japan get visa waiver for travel to Brazil Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO

Citizens of the United States, Japan, Australia and Canada will not have to get a visa to travel to Brazil for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the government said in the official gazette on Wednesday.

The waiver will apply only for tourist visits between June 1 and Sept. 18, with visitors allowed to stay for up to 90 days.

The measure is designed to increase the number of foreigners traveling to Brazil around the Olympics, which begins on Aug. 5. A rise in tourism could give a much-needed boost to Brazil's economy, which is steeped in deep recession.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-br...0UD1C720151230

No tickets to the games are required. Jump on those sale summer fares!

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Originally Posted by ccohen322 View Post
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-br...0UD1C720151230

No tickets to the games are required. Jump on those sale summer fares!
You mean sale winter fares
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Will this mean I can visit the Brazilian side of Iguazu from Argentina without paying $160? That would make this perfect timing..
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Originally Posted by ccohen322 View Post
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-br...0UD1C720151230

No tickets to the games are required. Jump on those sale summer fares!
I doubt there will be any fare sales near the Olympics.
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I doubt there will be any fare sales near the Olympics.
Plenty of sale fares available well into June.
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Aside from news stories, are there any official notices from the Brazillian government that announce the wavier? I've looked for them on the embassy website and couldn't find one.
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Originally Posted by BlackBear05 View Post
Aside from news stories, are there any official notices from the Brazillian government that announce the wavier? I've looked for them on the embassy website and couldn't find one.
Just found this by way of further confirmation:

http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/20...ODQwNTExMzYxS0

With the poor economy down there fares will stay low until August, so two months to keep an eye out for them.
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This isn't yet reflected in TIMATIC, at least using the SkyTeam website link.
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
This isn't yet reflected in TIMATIC, at least using the SkyTeam website link.
You don't need it. The Federal Government Gazette is a more valuable proof.

Originally Posted by C010T3 View Post
It's official! Citizens of Australia, Canada, Japan and the United States that enter Brazil during the period from June 1st 2016 through September 18th 2016 will be visa-exempt if they stay for up to 90 days during trips for leisure purposes.

It's been published in the Federal Government Gazette:
http://pesquisa.in.gov.br/imprensa/j...ata=30/12/2015
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No it's not. Airline agents use TIMATIC to decide whether to let you board.
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
No it's not. Airline agents use TIMATIC to decide whether to let you board.
That's no longer an issue:

[KVS Tool 7.9.5/Diamond - TIMATIC: Visa/Entry Requirements]
Code:
National USA (US)               /Embarkation USA (US)
Destination Brazil (BR)         

[Visa Information - Destination] Brazil (BR)

[Information For Normal Passports]
Passport required. 
- Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be
  valid for the period of intended stay.  
Passport Exemptions:
- Passengers with an emergency or a temporary passport. 
- Passengers with a Laissez-Passer issued by Brazil. 

Visa required.

- Effective from 1 June 2016 up to and including 18 September
  2016, nationals of USA traveling as a tourist will be visa
  exempt for a maximum stay of 90 days. 
Additional Information:
- The validity of long term (1, 3 and 5 years) tourist and
  business visas starts on the day of issuance. 
- The validity of short term (30, 60, 90 days) tourist and
  business visas begins from the day of first entry in Brazil.
  The visa must be used within 1 year after its issuance
  unless stated otherwise on the visa.
- Extension of stay possible for visa exempt visitors. 
- Visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to
  cover their stay and documents required for their next
  destination.
- Passengers registered in passport of companion must hold an
  individual visa.
- A valid visa in an expired passport is accepted
  if:[[TIDFT/BR/VI/AI/ID51746]] 
- Holders of multiple entry Temp V  visa issued by Brazil
  must:[[TIDFT/BR/VI/AI/ID55705]]. 
Warning:
- Visitors who have recently visited Guinea, Liberia and
  Sierra Leone are subject to screening and health checks on
  arrival.
- Visitors not holding return/onward ticket could be refused
  entry.
 - Exempt are holders of a "VIPER" visa issued by Brazil.



[Health Information] Brazil (BR)

Vaccinations not required.

Recommended:
- Vaccination against yellow fever for all passengers of 9
  months of age and older visiting areas where transmission
  risk exists, including rural areas in: Acre, Amap,
  Amazonas, Distrito Federal (incl. the capital city of
  Brasilia), Gois, Maranho, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul,
  Minas Gerais, Par, Rondnia, Roraima, Tocantins, and to
  other state areas where transmission risk exists including
  all the states of Minas Gerais and specific areas of Bahia,
  Paran, Piaui, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and So
  Paulo states. Vaccination is also recommended for travellers
  visiting Iguazu Falls. The complete list of municipalities
  are available at [[http://www.saude.gov.br/svs05]]
- Malaria prophylaxis: malaria risk is negligible in the
  states outside the administrative region of the Amazones.
  Malaria risk, mainly due to P. vivax but also P. falciparum
  exists in most forested areas below 900m of the Amazon
  region. Recommended prevention in risk areas: C.

CHECK [[TINEWS/N1]] - ICAO: NON-MACHINE READABLE PASSPORTS
DEADLINE: 24 NOVEMBER 2015

14 Jan 2016 / 10:01 [UTC]
[KVS Tool 7.9.5/Diamond - TIMATIC: Visa/Entry Requirements]
Code:
National Australia (AU)         /Embarkation Australia (AU)
Destination Brazil (BR)         

[Visa Information - Destination] Brazil (BR)

[Information For Normal Passports]
Passport required. 
- Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be
  valid for the period of intended stay.  
Passport Exemptions:
- Passengers with an emergency or a temporary passport. 
- Passengers with a Laissez-Passer issued by Brazil. 

Visa required.

- Effective from 1 June 2016 up to and including 18 September
  2016, nationals of Australia traveling as a tourist will be
  visa exempt for a maximum stay of 90 days. 
Additional Information:
- The validity of long term (1, 3 and 5 years) tourist and
  business visas starts on the day of issuance. 
- The validity of short term (30, 60, 90 days) tourist and
  business visas begins from the day of first entry in Brazil.
  The visa must be used within 1 year after its issuance
  unless stated otherwise on the visa.
- Visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to
  cover their stay and documents required for their next
  destination.
- Passengers registered in passport of companion must hold an
  individual visa.
- A valid visa in an expired passport is accepted
  if:[[TIDFT/BR/VI/AI/ID51746]] 
- Holders of multiple entry Temp V  visa issued by Brazil
  must:[[TIDFT/BR/VI/AI/ID55705]]. 
Warning:
- Visitors who have recently visited Guinea, Liberia and
  Sierra Leone are subject to screening and health checks on
  arrival.
- Visitors not holding return/onward ticket could be refused
  entry.
 - Exempt are holders of a "VIPER" visa issued by Brazil.



[Health Information] Brazil (BR)

Vaccinations not required.

Recommended:
- Vaccination against yellow fever for all passengers of 9
  months of age and older visiting areas where transmission
  risk exists, including rural areas in: Acre, Amap,
  Amazonas, Distrito Federal (incl. the capital city of
  Brasilia), Gois, Maranho, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul,
  Minas Gerais, Par, Rondnia, Roraima, Tocantins, and to
  other state areas where transmission risk exists including
  all the states of Minas Gerais and specific areas of Bahia,
  Paran, Piaui, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and So
  Paulo states. Vaccination is also recommended for travellers
  visiting Iguazu Falls. The complete list of municipalities
  are available at [[http://www.saude.gov.br/svs05]]
- Malaria prophylaxis: malaria risk is negligible in the
  states outside the administrative region of the Amazones.
  Malaria risk, mainly due to P. vivax but also P. falciparum
  exists in most forested areas below 900m of the Amazon
  region. Recommended prevention in risk areas: C.

CHECK [[TINEWS/N1]] - ICAO: NON-MACHINE READABLE PASSPORTS
DEADLINE: 24 NOVEMBER 2015

14 Jan 2016 / 10:03 [UTC]
[KVS Tool 7.9.5/Diamond - TIMATIC: Visa/Entry Requirements]
Code:
National Canada (CA)            /Embarkation Canada (CA)
Destination Brazil (BR)         

[Visa Information - Destination] Brazil (BR)

[Information For Normal Passports]
Passport required. 
- Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be
  valid for the period of intended stay.  
Passport Exemptions:
- Passengers with an emergency or a temporary passport. 
- Passengers with a Laissez-Passer issued by Brazil. 

Visa required.

- Effective from 1 June 2016 up to and including 18 September
  2016, nationals of Canada traveling as a tourist will be
  visa exempt for a maximum stay of 90 days. 
Additional Information:
- The validity of long term (1, 3 and 5 years) tourist and
  business visas starts on the day of issuance. 
- The validity of short term (30, 60, 90 days) tourist and
  business visas begins from the day of first entry in Brazil.
  The visa must be used within 1 year after its issuance
  unless stated otherwise on the visa.
- Visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to
  cover their stay and documents required for their next
  destination.
- Passengers registered in passport of companion must hold an
  individual visa.
- A valid visa in an expired passport is accepted
  if:[[TIDFT/BR/VI/AI/ID51746]] 
- Holders of multiple entry Temp V  visa issued by Brazil
  must:[[TIDFT/BR/VI/AI/ID55705]]. 
Warning:
- Visitors who have recently visited Guinea, Liberia and
  Sierra Leone are subject to screening and health checks on
  arrival.
- Visitors not holding return/onward ticket could be refused
  entry.
 - Exempt are holders of a "VIPER" visa issued by Brazil.



[Health Information] Brazil (BR)

Vaccinations not required.

Recommended:
- Vaccination against yellow fever for all passengers of 9
  months of age and older visiting areas where transmission
  risk exists, including rural areas in: Acre, Amap,
  Amazonas, Distrito Federal (incl. the capital city of
  Brasilia), Gois, Maranho, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul,
  Minas Gerais, Par, Rondnia, Roraima, Tocantins, and to
  other state areas where transmission risk exists including
  all the states of Minas Gerais and specific areas of Bahia,
  Paran, Piaui, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and So
  Paulo states. Vaccination is also recommended for travellers
  visiting Iguazu Falls. The complete list of municipalities
  are available at [[http://www.saude.gov.br/svs05]]
- Malaria prophylaxis: malaria risk is negligible in the
  states outside the administrative region of the Amazones.
  Malaria risk, mainly due to P. vivax but also P. falciparum
  exists in most forested areas below 900m of the Amazon
  region. Recommended prevention in risk areas: C.

CHECK [[TINEWS/N1]] - ICAO: NON-MACHINE READABLE PASSPORTS
DEADLINE: 24 NOVEMBER 2015

14 Jan 2016 / 10:04 [UTC]
[KVS Tool 7.9.5/Diamond - TIMATIC: Visa/Entry Requirements]
Code:
National Japan (JP)             /Embarkation Japan (JP)
Destination Brazil (BR)         

[Visa Information - Destination] Brazil (BR)

[Information For Normal Passports]
Passport required. 
- Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be
  valid for the period of intended stay.  
Passport Exemptions:
- Passengers with an emergency or a temporary passport. 
- Passengers with a Laissez-Passer issued by Brazil. 

Visa required.

- Effective from 1 June 2016 up to and including 18 September
  2016, nationals of Japan traveling as a tourist will be visa
  exempt for a maximum stay of 90 days. 
Additional Information:
- Visas issued to nationals of Japan are valid for first entry
  within 90 days, and the validity of the visa begins on the
  day of the first entry in Brazil. 
- Visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to
  cover their stay and documents required for their next
  destination.
- Passengers registered in passport of companion must hold an
  individual visa.
- A valid visa in an expired passport is accepted
  if:[[TIDFT/BR/VI/AI/ID51746]] 
- Holders of multiple entry Temp V  visa issued by Brazil
  must:[[TIDFT/BR/VI/AI/ID55705]]. 
Warning:
- Visitors who have recently visited Guinea, Liberia and
  Sierra Leone are subject to screening and health checks on
  arrival.
- Visitors not holding return/onward ticket could be refused
  entry.
 - Exempt are holders of a "VIPER" visa issued by Brazil.



[Health Information] Brazil (BR)

Vaccinations not required.

Recommended:
- Vaccination against yellow fever for all passengers of 9
  months of age and older visiting areas where transmission
  risk exists, including rural areas in: Acre, Amap,
  Amazonas, Distrito Federal (incl. the capital city of
  Brasilia), Gois, Maranho, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul,
  Minas Gerais, Par, Rondnia, Roraima, Tocantins, and to
  other state areas where transmission risk exists including
  all the states of Minas Gerais and specific areas of Bahia,
  Paran, Piaui, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and So
  Paulo states. Vaccination is also recommended for travellers
  visiting Iguazu Falls. The complete list of municipalities
  are available at [[http://www.saude.gov.br/svs05]]
- Malaria prophylaxis: malaria risk is negligible in the
  states outside the administrative region of the Amazones.
  Malaria risk, mainly due to P. vivax but also P. falciparum
  exists in most forested areas below 900m of the Amazon
  region. Recommended prevention in risk areas: C.

CHECK [[TINEWS/N1]] - ICAO: NON-MACHINE READABLE PASSPORTS
DEADLINE: 24 NOVEMBER 2015

14 Jan 2016 / 10:04 [UTC]
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Old Jan 23, 16, 9:32 pm
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Thanks for that C010T3.

From that, I should be able to get in even if I am crossing the border by land (from Argentina), right?
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Old Jan 24, 16, 8:21 pm
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Originally Posted by IIIIIIIIIIllllllllll View Post
Thanks for that C010T3.

From that, I should be able to get in even if I am crossing the border by land (from Argentina), right?
Definitely!
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Old Feb 2, 16, 6:59 pm
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The USA Department of State website doesn't yet recognize this period as being visa exempt. It says that all USA citizens require visas to visit Brazil.

I absolutely know that this is not official and that the USA government does not determine who is admissible to a particular foreign country such as Brazil but my experience has been that DL agents look at this website rather than knowing how to use TIMATIC correctly. DL somehow considers this information to be official.
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Old Apr 28, 16, 9:31 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
No it's not. Airline agents use TIMATIC to decide whether to let you board.


Does anybody have info on whether or not this waiver applies to US citizens when crossing land borders in private cars into Brazil? (the private car is registered in Rio and being driven by my Brazilian citizen friend) I have searched many places and kept reading almost conflicting information.
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