Visa waiver agreement implemented

11 Jun 18

BRAZIL, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

IMPACT – MEDIUM

What is the change? Brazil and the United Arab Emirates have implemented a visa waiver agreement.

What does the change mean? Citizens of Brazil and the UAE may travel visa-free between the two countries for up to 90 days per year for business or tourism.

  • Implementation time frame: Immediate. The visa exemption took effect June 2.  
  • Visas/permits affected: Visa waiver.
  • Who is affected: Citizens of Brazil and the UAE.
  • Impact on processing times: Travelers will not need to apply for a visa before travel.
  • Business impact: Business travelers may conduct limited business activities on the visa waiver.

BAL Analysis: The visa waiver will facilitate business travel between the two countries. The UAE has actively pursued visa exemptions, and the number of countries allowing UAE nationals to enter without a visa now exceeds 155.

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