Indian and Chinese citizens no longer need visas to visit Brazil, announces President Jair Bolsonaro

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro said that it will drop its requirement of visiting Chinese and Indian tourists or business people to obtain visas.

Reuters October 25, 2019 10:46:30 IST
Indian and Chinese citizens no longer need visas to visit Brazil, announces President Jair Bolsonaro
  • Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro said that it will drop its requirement of visiting Chinese and Indian tourists or business people to obtain visas.

  • Bolsonaro, a far-right politician, came to power at the beginning of the year and has made it a policy to reduce visa requirements from a number of developed countries.

  • Earlier this year, the Brazilian government ended visa requirements for tourists and business people from the United States, Canada, Japan and Australia.

  • Those countries, however, have not in return dropped their visa requirements for Brazilian citizens.

Sao Paulo: Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday the South American nation will drop its requirement that visiting Chinese and Indian tourists or business people obtain visas.

Indian and Chinese citizens no longer need visas to visit Brazil announces President Jair Bolsonaro

File image of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro. AP

Bolsonaro, a far-right politician, came to power at the beginning of the year and has made it a policy to reduce visa requirements from a number of developed countries.

But the announcement, made during an official visit to China, is the first he has made expanding that policy to the developing world.

Earlier this year, the Brazilian government ended visa requirements for tourists and business people from the United States, Canada, Japan and Australia.

Those countries, however, have not in return dropped their visa requirements for Brazilian citizens.

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