The Minister for Tourism of Brazil, Marx Beltrão, is in Sydney today to officially announce the launch of
the new electronic visa to Brazil.
Australians will be able to obtain a temporary entry visa from 21 November 2017, after which the electronic visa system will be fully operational from January 2018. Australian citizens planning to visit Brazil will be able to apply for their visa online and receive a response within 72 hours, a vast improvement on the previous 15-day wait.
Online visa facilitation is one of many steps the Brazilian Government is taking to strengthen ties between Australia and Brazil.
“[Our] two countries have everything to gain from the intensification of the flow of tourists,” the Minister said.