Brazil withdraws visa requirement for Dominicans

Dominicans can now travel without a visa to Brazil, this new measure came into force after the publication of decree number 10.796 issued by the president of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro.

The decision of the Brazilian president comes after the signing of an agreement between the Dominican Republic and Brazil on Exemption of Visas for Tourism and Business, as reported by the DR ambassador in that country, Patricia Villegas de Jorge.

The agreement will benefit nationals of both countries who hold valid ordinary or common passports, to enter, leave, transit and stay, for tourism or business purposes, for a period of up to 60 (sixty) days, renewable for the same period, so that the total period of stay does not exceed 120 (one hundred and twenty) days in each period of 12 (twelve) months, counted from the first entry to the territory of both countries.

The aforementioned agreement, signed in Brasilia since May 14, 2018, had to go through all the requirements set forth by both countries in order to enter into force and culminated during yesterday, September 16 with its promulgation.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic (Mirex) initiated the notification process of said agreement to the corresponding instances of the country.

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