Japanese tourists wishing to visit Brazil will now have an easier time planning their trip: the country has started issuing e-visas to tourists from the Asian country. To get started, visitors can access visglobal and request an electronic permit to enter the country.
According to Brazil’s Ministry of Tourism, the measure is expected to attract an additional 20,000 Japanese tourists to Brazil per year, adding to a total expected annual inflow of 99,000 tourists.
The systems is considerably faster: the entire process, including the application, payment of fees, review, granting and issuance of visas is usually done in 72 hours. The visa is valid for two years and does not prevent people from requesting a traditional visa through the local Brazilian consulate.
The Japanese now join the Australians, the first to benefit from the simpler visa issuance system. Canadian and US citizens are next.