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BRAZIL: Australians need a visa to enter from 10 January 2024 – full details

BRAZIL: Australians need a visa to enter from 10 January 2024 – full details

I previously published a post back on 1 September advising Australians entering Brazil of this change. We now have the full details published on the Brazillian government website.

It’s pretty much as predicted.

There is one portal to visit to make your application:

What you need to apply

We now have a more definitive grip on what is required to apply for your eVisa:

  1. Valid Passport (signed, valid up to the end of the travel to Brazil, 2 visa pages free)
  2. Visa application form (completed online)
  3. Passport-style photo (2” x 2”, white background)
  4. E-visa fee payment ($80.90)
  5. Confirmation of flight reservation (showing entrance into and exit from Brazil)
  6. Printed statement bank show transactions for the last 30 days and showing at least US$ 2,000.00 for travel

The cost of an eVisa for Australians, according to the Canberra Brazillian Consulate website, is AU$152. For a physical visa, it is AU$ 228

a statue of a man with wings
Carnival in Rio’s Sambadrome

All of those requirements seem fine, however, I do slightly gag at the need to show a bank statement. However, the bar is fairly reasonable for an ordinary tourist at US$ 2,000 (AU$ 3041 at today’s exchange rate). Maybe a stretch if your are a student travelling.


The cost to Australians to visit Brazil has a chequered history. It went down during the Olympics in 2016, then back up, then was suspended in mid-2019, and then was going to be back on in October 2023, and has now been put back to 10 January 2024. Mind you, that might not be the end of it. In the final line of the notice on the Brazillian Embassy’s Australian website, there is a line:

‘The Brazilian government reserves the right to postpone the introduction of the visa condition at any point and is not responsible for the traveller’s decision to apply for a visa during the exemption valid until the 9th of January 2024.’
a crowd of people in a stadium
Sambadrome Carnivale, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [Mickaeli/2PAXfly]

If you arrive before 10 January but leave after, do you need a visa?

NO, you don’t. It only covers travellers arriving on or after 10 January. You don’t need a visa if you arrive on 9 January and leave after 10 January.

Cost of eVisa and physical visa

The cost of your eVisa will be AU$ 152, which you can apply for online. There is no link at the moment, but it is expected to be available around 10 December 2023. Here’s a link to a page about it. If you require a physical visa, that costs a little extra at AU$ 228.

a waterfall in the middle of a forest
Iguazu Falls, Brazil [Schuetz/2PAXfly]


Visa charges for Brazil have tended to reflect whatever Australia sets as conditions for Brazilians to enter Australia. And that includes the charges. If you are a Brazilian citizen seeking a tourist Visa for Australia, you would currently pay the equivalent of AU$190.

Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ipanima Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [Schuetz/2PAXfly]

2PAXfly Takeout

Despite the dire warnings on the Smartraveller website about crime, health and unannounced changes to entry provisions, you should still go to Brazil, and you should go to Carnival – anywhere in Brazil, but particularly in Rio. I went back in 2019 for our honeymoon and can’t recommend it highly enough. You need to be cautious and heed the tourist advice. But it is wonderful and definitely should be visited.


  1. derek

    Does Brazil want Australia to reciprocate and rob some Brazilian tourists visiting Australia?

    Brazil is a poorer country and visas help reduce illegal immigration to Oz. If Brazil became richer, more countries would allow visa free entry for Brazilians. Tit for tat requiring visas for Australians is simply sour grapes

    • 2paxfly

      Thanks Derek. Or, not requiring Visa’s for Australians could have been just a Jair Bolsonaro initiative? If that’s the case happy to support the leadership change and pay the fee.


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