Throughout January, the Brazilian Foreign Affairs Ministry will begin issuing electronic visas (e-Visas) for citizens of Canada, Japan and the United States. Delta customers travelling to Brazil can apply for a Brazilian visitor e-Visa at www.vfsglobal.com/brazil-evisa.
Brazilian e-Visa applications will be available on Jan. 11 for Japanese citizens, Jan. 18 for Canadian citizens and Jan. 25 for U.S. citizens. Australian nationals have had the ability to apply for Brazilian e-Visas since Nov. 21, 2017.
The e-Visa is valid for a 90-day maximum stay in Brazil in a 12-month period and costs less than the traditional visa obtained at a consular office. Travelers may still opt to obtain a traditional visa.
"The application, approval and issuing of the e-Visa is expected to take approximately five days and will expedite the travel protocol to enter Brazil," said Fabio Camargo, Director for Delta in Brazil. "It is important that customers print their approved e-Visa foil as they must present it to board the flight and to enter Brazil."
E-Visas will be valid for a maximum period of two years, or up to the expiration date of the passport, whichever comes first. Emergency visas will not be available through electronic application.
Delta serves Brazil with daily non-stop service to Sao Paulo from New York's JFK International and seasonal non-stop service five times weekly between JFK to Rio de Janeiro. From its main hub in Atlanta, Delta offers daily non-stop service to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Additionally, Delta connects Orlando and Sao Paulo daily non-stop service, as well as Detroit and Sao Paulo with service three times weekly. Through Delta's codeshare partnership with GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, Delta customers have the opportunity to reach more than 30 other points in Brazil and neighboring countries while earning miles in Delta's loyalty program, SkyMiles®.