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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 September 2018

Emiratis get visa-free travel to Brazil

Brazil is the 151st country to sign such an agreement with the UAE

 An aerial view of Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. UAE citizens will soon be able to visit without requiring a visa.
 An aerial view of Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. UAE citizens will soon be able to visit without requiring a visa.

Emiratis are to be allowed to enjoy visa-free travel to Brazil, after the two countries signed a visa exemption agreement.

The changes, effective from June 2, will allow UAE nationals to visit the South American country for up to days without prior visa arrangement. It will also allow Brazilians to visit the UAE on the same circumstances.

"Holders of all types of UAE passports may travel, effective June 2nd, 2018, to Brazil without prior visa arrangements and stay for a maximum of 90 days each year," Ambassador Ahmed Elham Al Dhaheri, Assistant Undersecretary for Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He added "The Brazilian government's initiative reaffirms the prestigious international stature boasted by the UAE and opens up new prospects for tourist, travel and investment exchanges between the two countries".

The agreement with Brazil, brings the number of countries to which Emiratis can enjoy visa-free travel to 151, and cements the UAE passport as the most powerful in the region - and 14th globally - when it comes to visa-free travel.

It also comes just days after a similar agreement was signed with Canada, allowing Emiratis 6 stays of up to 6 months in Canada without a visa.

Friday also saw the announcement that come 1st July, UAE citizens will be entitled to visa-free travel to Barbados. Emiratis will be able to spend a maximum period of 90 days from their date of entry in the country, thanks to the new regulations.

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