Argentina & Brazil Travel Just Got Easier for Canadians


Good news for Canadians looking to experience Argentina and Brazil in 2018 and beyond! The Argentinian government has now waived the reciprocity fee for Canadians to visit the country as of January 1, 2018, while Brazil has introduced a new electronic visa for Canadian visitors. 
Canadian travelers to Argentina will no longer have to pay the US$78 online fee before they travel as was previously required. The visa-exemption is applicable for all Canadians for stays up to 90 days.
This means tourist travel to Argentina from Canada is now visa-free and charge-free
The reciprocity fee had first been imposed in 2008 on travelers from the U.S., Canada and Australia. Argentina removed the fee for U.S. visitors in 2016 and Australians in 2017.
According to a release by the Official Gazette of the Argentine Republic, the move comes as a "necessary means to strengthen bilateral relations with Canada, and is aimed at promoting trade and tourism, contributing to the creation of a favorable framework to encourage cultural, scientific, technological and economic activities, in order to lay the strategic migratory foundations, and to comply with the commitments assumed by the Argentine Republic regarding the integration and mobility of migrants."
Canadian travelers can now obtain travel authorization to enter Brazil by completing a simple online application form. The Brazil Online Visa is valid for two consecutive years and allows Canadian travelers to enter Brazil for periods of up to 90 days for tourism, business, educations, sports activities, and medical treatment.
Citizens of Australia and Japan are also eligible for the scheme and it will soon be available to US nationals.
Previously, it was necessary for applicants to physically go to an embassy or consulate to fill out the application from, now it can be done from home in a matter of minutes, saving the applicant time and hassle.

Canadians wishing to travel to Brazil can complete the quick and simple online application which involves entering some basic personal information such as name, address, and date of birth, as well as answering some simple questions.

To complete the application candidates must have a valid Canadian passport (with a minimum of eight months remaining from the date of arrival), a credit or debit card to pay for the visa, and an up-to-date email address to receive the e-Visa.

Processing Brazil e-Visa applications takes up to five working days. After it has been successfully approved, the Brazil e-Visa is sent to the applicant by email in PDF format. The recipient can then print at least one copy of the e-Visa.

Upon arrival in Brazil, Canadian travelers must present the Brazil e-Visa, along with their passport, to the Brazilian border authorities in order to gain entry. The e-Visa allows multiple entries into Brazil: there is no set limit on the number of times a Canadian traveler can enter the country, as long as the total number of days does not exceed the 90-day limit.

So whether you’re dreaming of witnessing the power of Iguazu Falls, hanging out with real gauchos, learning to tango in Buenos Aires, witnessing Christ the Redeemer up close, or exploring the incredible diversity of ecosystems across these unforgettable destinations, Southern Explorations has the adventure travel experience you’ve been looking for in 2018 and 2019.
Call us today and we’ll get started crafting your ideal - and now easier than ever – Argentina or Brazil exploration today.