Singaporean ordinary passport holders will be able to visit Brazil for business or tourism purposes for a period of up to 30 days without a visa from Friday.


A plane flies over the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AFP/Miguel Schincariol)

SINGAPORE: Singaporean ordinary passport holders will be able to visit Brazil for business or tourism purposes for a period of up to 30 days without a visa from Friday.

The governments of both countries have completed their respective ratification procedures for the Agreement on Partial Exemption of Visa Requirements for Ordinary Passport Holders, which was signed in December 2011.

Those intending to stay for more than 30 days at a time, or for more than 180 days a year, or to seek employment, are required to apply for the appropriate visa.

Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the agreement will facilitate greater business and tourism exchanges, as well as strengthen ties between both countries.