Brazil plans visa-free entry for Indian travellers

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro had announced that he intends to bring in measures that will allow greater contact with India and China and end visa requirements for the citizens of the two countries

October 25, 2019 05:31 pm | Updated 08:16 pm IST - NEW DELHI

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil is working to implement a policy to facilitate faster entry for Indian travellers into the country, the Embassy of Brazil confirmed on Friday after President Jair Bolsonaro said the South American country intended to allow Indian travellers to visit without a visa.

“The government of Brazil intends to bring in a policy to facilitate easier entry for Indian tourists and business persons from India as we want to boost people-to-people contact between the two countries and increase foreign investment into Brazil,” said a embassy spokesperson.

The comments from the embassy came hours after President Bolsonaro announced that he intended to bring in measures that would allow greater contact with India and China and end visa requirements for the citizens of the two countries. Brazil has already ended visa requirements for the citizens of the United States, Canada, Japan and Australia.

President Bolsonaro first announced the evolving visa policy for Chinese and Indian nationals in his September speech at the UN General Assembly.

The announcement from Brazil came ahead of the upcoming BRICS summit that will be held in Brazil which is expected to boost intra-BRICS ties.

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