As of June 17, 2019, Brazil is finally eliminating its costly visa program. This means citizens from the United States, Canada, Japan, and Australia will no longer have to pay $160 per person in advance to visit Brazil.

Make no mistake: this is a game changer for travel to Latin America and even more of a reason why we named Brazil as one of our top places to travel in 2019.

Brazil Abolishes Visa Program - Iguazu Falls in Brazil - Ker & Downey

The possibilities are now endless – and more affordable – for all types of Latin American journeys.

Do you want to visit Iguassu Falls from Buenos Aires? Now you can visit both the Argentinian and Brazilian side of the iconic Falls without hassle, and even add on a stunning escape to one of Brazil’s famous beaches to conclude your trip.

Do you hope to check off multiple countries on your bucket list? Imagine visiting Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil all in one epic multi-country journey. Traveling between the mountains of Torres del Paine, the vineyards of Mendoza, the estancias of Uruguay, and the jungles of Brazil just got a whole lot easier.

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro - Luxury Brazil Travel - Ker & Downey

Are you looking for a last-minute getaway? Brazil is now an ideal option. There are more than 30 flights per day between the United States and Brazil, so space is hardly ever an issue. We especially recommend a last-minute getaway to Rio de Janeiro where street food, street art, and samba dominate the city.

Are you researching long weekend destinations? You can now put Brazil on your list. You may not realize it, but Brazil is quite close to the United States. A flight from Miami to Manaus is actually shorter than a flight from Miami to Los Angeles. Plus, Brazil and the United States share many similar time zones, so you rarely have to worry about jet lag.

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Are you planning a honeymoon? Brazil deserves a top spot on your honeymoon list now that you and your soon-to-be-spouse don’t have to pay for two costly visas. We recommend a private boat charter around Paraty, couples’ massages at Ponta dos Ganchos, and a private helicopter charter to the remote luxury of Reserva do Ibitipoca to complete the romance.

No matter the reason, it’s time to put Brazil at the top of your travel list. Contact your Ker & Downey travel designer to take advantage of the country’s new and improved visa process.