Brazil is justly famous for its ecotourism opportunities, and the country boasts more than just rainforests to explore. For example, Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves, this week’s featured UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an archipelago of 21 islands and islets. The islands themselves are beautiful but hardly pristine, as all of the original forests were cut down in the 19th century to improve security for the prison that was once located there. The real attraction is the marine life that surrounds the island, especially the group of spinner dolphins in Golfinhos Bay. The coastline surrounding the islands is great for diving, and there’s even the remnants of an old Portuguese warship to explore.
To visit , Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves, you do need a Brazil visa. Brazil doesn’t issue visas on arrival so you must apply in advance. Here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll need to get the visa:
- A valid passport with an expiration date at least 6 months in the future. Also, check the back-you need at least 2 blank pages left for the visa.
- One Brazil visa application
- 2 passport-sized photos
- A copy of your itinerary showing the dates you plan to enter and leave Brazil.
- A photocopy of your driver’s license or state-issued ID card. The copy must be neat and easy to read.
- A letter from your hosts, if you are visiting friends or relatives.
To enter Brazil, you may also need a yellow fever vaccination. Vaccines are required of travelers who have been to any of the following countries in the past 3 months (90 days): Angola, Bolivia, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, French Guiana, Gabon, Ghana, Gambia, Republic of Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Peru, Sierra Leone, Sudan or Venezuela.
Also, keep in mind that Brazil has a “jurisdictional” visa system. Before you apply, you need to determine which Brazilian embassy or consulate serves the city you live in, as each embassy only processes visa applications from certain regions of the country.
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