We have GREAT news for American travelers! You can now travel to Brazil without a visa! Yes, it’s true! Brazil has temporarily lifted their visa requirement for U.S. citizens, as well as to citizens of Japan, Australia, and Canada. From June 1st to September 18th, you can travel to Brazil without a visa. All you need is a valid passport!
Brazil is hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. As part of the draw to appeal to more tourists for the big games, Brazil has temporarily lifted their visa requirements for tourists. If you want to travel to Brazil without a visa, now is the time to do it! And it’s not just the Brazilian government seeking to attract tourists to the Rio 2016 Olympics. Many private companies are pulling out the stops to appeal to Olympic tourism. Azul Airlines is offering an all-you-can-fly pass to encourage tourism and travel throughout Brazil.
How to Travel to Brazil Without a Visa
Previously Brazil required a visa for all tourists. The fees for a Brazil visa could range from $160 and up, depending on if you need expedited visa service. However, in a clever strategy to appeal to more tourists for the big games this summer, Brazil will only require travelers to hold a valid passport. Your valid passport should have at least 6 months of validity remaining past the last day of your international travels. If you need to renew your passport, do it now. Passport renewals can take 4-6 weeks or longer. However, if you need it expedited, you can secure your U.S. passport as fast as 24 hours if necessary.
If you decide to travel to Brazil without a visa, you should always make sure you travel smart and travel safe. Make sure to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program anytime you go abroad. We want you to enjoy your travels but we always want our friends and family to travel safely. Enjoy the 2016 Rio Olympics and enjoy traveling Brazil without a visa!