Tuesday, April 5, 2016

VISA Requirement For Jamaican Traveling To Brazil Abolished

Visa requirements for Jamaican abolished  in Brazil. 

If any Jamaicans are planning to visit Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the Summer Olympic Games next year will have an easier time getting to the South American country the previous visa requirement for citizens Jamaica has been abolished.
The abolishment of the visa requirement,  builds on a special visa cooperation between the two countries which was signed in time for the 2014 FIFA World Cup last year and extended the validity of visas from short periods to five years.
According to Alison Stone Roofe, the Jamaica's Ambassador to Brazil visa abolition does not mean that inspection at the port of entry will be discontinued. She continued by saying that "scrutiny is even stricter where there is a waiver" when entering Brazil. 
Also, the visa waiver requirements does not apply to those who intend to become employed, engage in research, traineeships, studies and social work, undertake technical assistance, or pursue missionary, religious or artistic activities that includes musician and singers. 
With that being said, visitors will also need a yellow fever vaccination certificate and that their passports must be valid for more than six months at the time of entry.

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