Brazil to require visas for citizens of the United States, Australia, Canada and Japan
The Brazilian government announced on Monday that will once again require a visa for citizens of the United States, Australia, Canada and Japan to enter the country, in a measure that will come into force as of October 23rdinformed the Foreign Ministry.
The measure “was taken after consultations” with those four countries to contemplate the “possibility of granting visa exemptions” to Brazilian travelers on “respect for the principle of reciprocity”said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a communiqué.
In March 2019the government of the now former president Jair Bolsonaro “broke the standard of the Brazilian immigration policy.historically based on the principles of reciprocity and equal treatment,” the ministry said.
Bolsonarowho did not apply the principle of reciprocity of his predecessors, repealed the visa requirement for citizens of those four countries.without the same retribution, with the argument of facilitating tourism and business.
“Brazil does not grant unilateral exemption of visit visas without reciprocity.”The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stressed, stating that regardless of the current decision will continue to “negotiate” with these four countries “visa waiver agreements on a reciprocal basis.”
As of October 23, when the regulations come into effect, the electronic visa modality will be adopted again.which was used until 2019 for these countries.