If you’re Indian planning to visit the enchanting country of Brazil anytime soon, we have good news for you – Indians travelling to Brazil don’t need a visa anymore. By Kumar Shree
Brazil’s prominence as a land of abundant riches and its status of being home to spectacularly diverse wildlife is out there. The country offers a diversified experience with its age-old colonies, islands and rainforests. It can also give any modern-day party capital a run for its money. With all of that, there’s one more reason for you to love the coastal country even more. Now, Indian’s won’t require a visa for travelling to Brazil.
Brazil recently underwent a shift in the leadership when President Jair Bolsonaro rose to power after the latest general elections. Ever since he assumed power, he has been focusing on developing tourism in the country as it can prove beneficial to the GDP. Working on the same, he had earlier announced a relaxation in visa requirements for travellers from Australia, Canada, Japan and the US. The tourists from these countries would not need any visa for visits up to 90 days. This can be further extended for another 90 days if required.
Extending a similar exemption to the southeast Asian region, President Jair Bolsonaro announced that Indian and Chinese nationals will not require a visa to enter the country for business or tourism purposes. It is noteworthy here that Brazil has a good Indian diaspora that it as their home and a good cluster of these can be seen in regions like Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Keeping that in mind, we can reckon that a step like this will surely boost the tourist influx from Indian and China to Brazil.
While countries enjoying these visa requirement benefits from Brazil are yet to extend any similar benefits to the country, we can assume that to be happening soon. As of now, there are a few other countries that extend similar benefits to India – Fiji, Indonesia, Mauritius and Seychelles fall on the list.
So, what are you waiting for, get done with the packing and go explore!