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Georgia and Brazil establish visa-free regime

Thursday, March 12
Georgia and Brazil are deepening relations. The countries are establishing a new visa-free regime that will allow easier travel between the two countries for tourists, the business community and others.

The governments of Georgia and Brazil will sign an agreement for partial exemption of visa requirements for tourists and business people who are holders of ordinary passports. This will allow the visa free regime to come into effect in the near future,

Once the agreement comes into force, Georgian citizens will be able to enter Brazilian territory for 90 days within a 180-day period. Corresponding rules will be established for the Brazilian population who come to Georgia.

The agreement will be signed through exchange letters and will be penned by Georgia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Tamar Beruchashvili.

The agreement will come into force 30 days after the agreement is signed.

Georgia’s Foreign Ministry said establishing a visa free regime between Brazil and Georgia was a result of long, coordinated work of both parties.

"It should be noted that Brazil is the world’s seventh largest economy and represents Georgia’s main partner country in the Latin American region. The agreement will encourage cooperation between the two countries, will contribute to getting the business communities closer, increasing tourist traffic and ties between the people,” noted the Foreign Ministry’s statement.

The Ministry said both sides were already cooperating "dynamically” in the fields of economy, trade, tourism, culture and education. (