Decree 7.821, of 5 October 2012, establishes that EU tourists in Brazil will no longer be allowed to expand their initial 90-day stay to the maximum allowed in the past of 180 days.
For years now EU tourists in Brazil were not required to obtain a visa to visit the country. They were simply issued a 90-day stay permission on arrival to the country. That situation has not changed. EU tourists do not need a visa to visit Brazil. But in the past, those tourists willing to stay a little bit longer in the country were allowed to expand the initial three month period to a total of 180 days. That will no longer be possible. No EU tourists will be allowed in Brazil for more than 90 days every 180 days.
We don’t presume the new measure will have a noticeable impact on tourism in the country, as most foreigners travelling to Brazil do so for short periods of time. But those willing to spend a while longer touring the country will now have to accommodate to the new regulations.
As ever, any clarifications should be obtained from the nearest Brazilian consulate.
Category: Customs and visas