According to reports both Brazil and Japan have recently announced an extension of their visa exemption agreement for another period of three years. This move was taken after Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva visited Japan in May this year. The reports have it that the two countries have maintained a visa-free travel policy in recent years, which means that the citizens of both countries can visit each other’s countries without the need for a visa. Let’s now learn more about visa-free travel between Brazil and Japan.
Let’s Check Out the Details about Visa-Free Travel Between Brazil and Japan
Initially, according to further reports, this arrangement was geared up to end on October 1, 2023. However, Brazil had earlier declared its decision mentioning it would be revoking visa waivers (exemptions) for visitors from Australia, Canada, United States, and Japan from that date. But now, the latest development is that this decision has been reversed for the citizens of Japan.
This now means that visa-free travel between the two countries will continue to be possible for another 3 years, commencing from September 30, 2023. On the part of Japan, its visa policy remains unchanged as well, meaning that Brazilians can continue enjoying their visa exemption under the same conditions.
Functioning of Visa Exemption Agreement Between the Two Countries
Let’s now learn how the visa waiver agreement will work between the travelers of the two nations. For passengers traveling between Japan and Brazil, the agreement entails the below-mentioned terms:
- Brazilian passport holders will be allowed to visit Japan without the need to obtain a visa.
- Japanese passport holders will be able to enter Brazil without obtaining a visa.
- In both scenarios, visitors from both countries will be permitted to stay up to 90 days visa-free (without a visa).
For the following purposes, Japanese citizens can go to Brazil without getting a visa:
- Vacations and Tourism
- Artistic Performances
- Sports Activities
- Transitioning Through Brazilian Airports
Likewise, the citizens of Brazil will continue enjoying visa exemption when they visit Japan for below reasons:
Are There Visa Exemptions for Other Nationalities Offered by Brazil?
As mentioned earlier Brazil has made an announcement that Japanese travellers will continue to be waived from visa requirements. On the other hand, commencing from October 1, 2023, visitors from America, Australia, and Canada will need to apply for a Brazilian visa in order to enter the country. Brazil’s e-visa is also set to be launched on the same day. Thus, all three nationalities would be able to apply for the e-visa.
By visiting a short online form, these citizens will be able to obtain a visa to visit Brazil. This new will surely be applauded and appreciated by the citizens of both of these countries. Visa-free travel is being witnessed in today’s scene in various countries in the world. The Schengen zone s famous for visa-free travel. Even, on the pattern on Schengen zone, Gulf countries too are all set to launch visa-free travel in Gulf countries. Let’s welcome these moves being taken for the ease of travellers of the world with open arms.