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Do You Need a Visa to Travel to Brazil?

April 10th, 2024
brazil e-visa, rio de janeiro
UPDATE: On April 10, 2024, the Brazilian Government announced that they will postpone the e-Visa requirement for citizens of the United States, Australia, and Canada until April 10, 2025. Starting April 10, 2025, Brazil is bringing back tourist and business visa requirements for citizens of the United States, Canada, and Australia. But don't worry – it's not complicated. You just need a Brazil e-visa before you enter the country. What is an e-Visa? An e-Visa is similar to a traditional tourist or business visa. It gives you permission to travel around the country for up to 90 days. The difference between a traditional visa and an e-Visa is that it is easily applied for online. No embassy visits required! Getting your Brazil e-Visa is easy. Fill out a simple form on your computer or


Get a Brazil Visa to See the Church of our Lord of Bonfim

April 15th, 2011
Salvador de Bahia is the largest city on the northeastern coast of Brazil.  It is known as the "City of All Saints" and "Brazil's capital of happiness." It's also home to the celebrated and unusual Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim (that's "Church of our Lord of the Good End" in Portuguese.) The church is believed to be especially sacred, and every year thousands of pilgrims come here to pray. The Church is the site of an important annual festival that incorporates both Catholic and Candomble traditions. The Festa do Bonfim happens every year in early January.  People from all over Brazil gather at the Church of Conceição da Praia, then walk in a procession to the Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim. Once there, a group of women in traditional white dresses and bonnets wash the steps of


Get a Brazil Visa to Leave the World Behind

March 27th, 2011
If you're looking to get away from it all, Brazil has just the place: the tropical island of Boipeba. Getting there takes effort: your options are a four-hour odyssey by bus, ferry and speedboat or a flight in from El Salvador in a tiny plane, an experience that the New York Times referred to as "not for the tremulous." Once you're there, though, the island will reward you with the kind of peace that comes from being someplace beautiful and remote, almost entirely shut away from the outside world. Charles Levitan, who runs a guesthouse on the island, told the New York Times, “If you can’t live in the moment, this isn’t the place for you,If you need to constantly know the weather forecast, you might want to go somewhere else.” Activities here include swimming, sunning, snor


Brazilian Visa Requirements to Visit the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Matosinhos

March 20th, 2011
This week's featured World Heritage Site is a gorgeous church built in the Rococo style. The Sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Matosinhos is located in the city of Minais Gerais, an old prospector's town. During the 18th century, more than 30,000 people moved here hoping to make their fortune. The church was built to serve them. At least according to legend, the striking interior is the masterpiece of crippled sculptor Aleijadinho. Aleijadinho was the son of a Portuguese carpenter and his slave. Immensely talented, he unfortunately fell prey to leprosy or a similar illness as a young man. The name "Aleijadinho" is a nickname that means "the little cripple." However, his disease didn't stop him from sculpting. He carved the statues inside the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Matosinhos with chisels


Brazilian Visa Requirements to Visit Marajó Island

February 24th, 2011
The New York Times' Frugal Traveler column is a great place to get inspiration for international vacations that won't break the bank. Recently, the Frugal Traveler visited Brazil, recommending Marajó Island. It definitely sounds like an awesome trip-read the description and see if you don't find yourself wanting to book a ticket: "While the morning away on the smooth sands of a virtually empty, mangrove-studded beach. Wander all afternoon through gorgeous wetlands, spying on sloths, scarlet ibises and capybaras (the world’s largest rodent). Dine in the evening on tender filet mignon of locally raised water buffalo covered in water buffalo mozzarella and wash it down with pitchers of icy mangaba juice." Sounds awesome, right? But you can't just book a ticket, unfortunately. This is Br