On 18 March 2019, Presidential Decree 9,731/2019 was published in Brazil’s Federal Gazette. The Decree provides that Australian, Canadian, American and Japanese citizens will no longer be required to obtain visas prior to entering Brazil for:
- artistic and sporting activities; and
- “exceptional situations of national interest”.
Entry will be allowed for up to 90 days with a maximum of 180 days for each 12-month period.
This is yet another positive step towards making Brazil a better place to do business.
The new rules come into force on 17 June 2019.
Last modified: March 19, 2019