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Federal Government extends visa exemption to April 2025

The Federal Government published this Tuesday (9), a decree from President Lula officializing the postponement of visa requirements for tourists from the United States, Australia and Canada, until April 2025.

The officialization comes after the Chamber of Deputies postponed the vote on Legislative Decree 140/23, which would definitively waive visas for the entry of foreigners of this nationality. The decision allows Congress to gain momentum to calmly debate the measure and, on the other hand, avoids President Lula's defeat, as parliamentarians were ready to vote on a PDL (Project Legislative Decree) that would overturn the resumption of visa requirements. .

Initially, the visa exemption would come into effect from today (April 10). Now, it has been scheduled for April 10, 2025.

HISTORY – In 2019, former president Jair Bolsonaro published a decree exempting tourists residing in these countries from having to present a visa. Under the revoked 2019 rule, tourists could stay in Brazil for up to 180 days, without the need for a visa, for tourism, business, transit, artistic and sporting activities or in exceptional situations. President Lula ordered Itamaraty, in turn, to demand the document again.

Credits: Turis News

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