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05 April 2013
On March 18 2013 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted a statement(1) announcing that the governments of Brazil and Mexico have decided to reintroduce the Agreement on the Exemption for Short-Term Visas for Common Passports. The agreement allows Brazilian and Mexican nationals to pass from one country into the territory of the other without a visa for periods of up to 90 days from the date of entry. This period is renewable, provided that the stay does not exceed 180 days within one year. The agreement was initially signed on November 23 2000, but was later suspended on September 8 2005 (effective from October 23 2005).
The implementation date for the measure will be set and announced by common consent between the parties as soon as possible. The Brazilian government has expressed its satisfaction with the measure, which will further stimulate relations between the two countries, directly benefiting both tourists and business travellers.
The government has particularly welcomed the likelihood that Mexican citizens will be able to travel to Brazil without the need for an entry visa in order to attend upcoming major events, including the Confederations Cup and World Youth Day (2013), the World Cup (2014) and the Olympics and Paralympics (2016).
For further information on this topic please contact Rene Ramos or Guilherme Dias at EMDOC by telephone (+55 11 3405 7800), fax (+55 11 3405 7868) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com).
(1) For the full statement please see www.itamaraty.gov.br/sala-de-imprensa/notas-a-imprensa/isencao-de-vistos-de-turismo-entre-brasil-e-mexico.
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