It’s about to get more difficult for Americans to visit Brazil – here are crazy the new requirements

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  • Brazil is postponing the requirement of a visa for citizens Australia, Canada and the United States until April 10, 2025
  • The permit was scheduled to go into effect Wednesday, hours before the government announced it would be delaying it
  • People interested in obtaining a visa will have to show proof that they have at least $2,000 in their bank account 

Brazil is postponing its visa requirement for United States citizens – ones that require people to show bank accounts in addition to requests for visa. 

 The government previously announced that travelers from the United States as well as Australia and Canada were going to be required not only to obtain visa but show they have at least $2,000 in the bank. However,  hours before it was supposed to go into effect Wednesday,the administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva decided to delay it. 

This time the delay will stretch until 2025. The Lula administration had previously postponed it to January 10.

Now, beginning April 10, 2025, citizens from those three countries will have to present the visa, which will cost $80.90 and is available only online.

Travelers from the United States, Canada and Australia will not have to present a visa when visiting Brazil until April 10, 2025,  the Brazilian government announced Wednesday

Travelers from the United States, Canada and Australia will not have to present a visa when visiting Brazil until April 10, 2025,  the Brazilian government announced Wednesday

The administration of Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced last year it was reinstating visas and proof of $2,000 in the bank for some travelers. However, its implementation has been delayed

The administration of Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced last year it was reinstating visas and proof of $2,000 in the bank for some travelers. However, its implementation has been delayed

The visa will be valid for ten years and travelers will be limited to staying 90 days per year.

The mandatory requirements ask of all prospective visitors to submit a letter of intent detailing why they are traveling to Brazil, how long their trip will last, their lodging location and phone number.

Visitors will also have to show proof of travel tickets, residence and income, including their last three bank account statements or six most recent pay stubs.

In addition, the Brazilian government requires that each visitor has a minimum of $2,000 in their account.

Anyone not meeting the requirement will need a sponsor to complete a notarized affidavit of support and provide their last three bank statements.

The mandatory requirements ask of all prospective visitors to submit a letter of intent detailing why they are traveling to Brazil, how long their trip will last, their lodging location and phone number

The mandatory requirements ask of all prospective visitors to submit a letter of intent detailing why they are traveling to Brazil, how long their trip will last, their lodging location and phone number 

Visitors will also have to show proof of travel tickets, residence and income, including their last three bank account statements or six most recent pay stubs

Visitors will also have to show proof of travel tickets, residence and income, including their last three bank account statements or six most recent pay stubs 

According the Brazilian Tourist Board, at least 4.78 international travelers visited the South American country across the first 10 months of 2023

According the Brazilian Tourist Board, at least 4.78 international travelers visited the South American country across the first 10 months of 2023 

The tourism industry largely opposes the visa requirement, claiming that imposing the travel document would significantly dissuade citizens from the Australia, Canada and the United States from visiting, according to Brazilian outlet G1.

The visa requirement was removed in 2019 by the administration of former President Jair Bolsonaro.

But under Lula, the government proceeded to reinstate the travel document as a form of retribution because the United States, Canada and Australia required Brazilian citizens to present the travel permit at their ports of entry.

Congressional members objected to Lula’s travel decree and threatened to hold a vote before the lower house and the Secretariat of Institutional Relations reached an agreement to put off the visa.

According the Brazilian Tourist Board, at least 4.78 international travelers visited the South American country across the first 10 months of 2023. 

At least 483,000 citizens from the United States vacationed in Brazil between January and September of last year.

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