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Travel to Brazil.
The Brazil side has completed all the required formalities, and 8 October saw the coming into force of the Agreement between the European Union and the Federative Republic of Brazil on Short-stay Visa Waiver for Citizens of the European Union.
This means that as from 8 October, Latvian citizens who travel to Brazil for tourism, private or business purposes or to participate in conferences, seminars and sports events will not have to obtain a visa for entering Brazil if their period of stay there does not exceed three months in half a year.
The Agreement does not apply to those EU and Brazilian citizens whose purpose of entry is employment, research work, traineeship, studies or social work.
Just like before, Latvian non-citizens will need a visa that can be obtained at the Brazilian Embassy in Sweden accredited to Latvia.
Emergency consular assistance in Brazil can be received at the Honorary Consulates of Latvia in Sao Paolo, Natal and Brasilia.
In emergency situations please contact at once the officer on duty at the Foreign Ministry Consular Department by round-
the-clock telephone +371 26 33 77 11 or email:
Location: Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean
total area 8,511,965 sq km
land area 8,456,510 sq km
comparative area slightly smaller than the US
note includes Arquipelago de Fernando de Noronha, Atol das Rocas, Ilha da Trindade, Ilhas Martin Vaz, and Penedos de Sao Pedro e Sao Paulo.
Climate: mostly tropical, but temperate in south.
Terrain: mostly flat to rolling lowlands in north; some plains, hills, mountains, and narrow coastal belt.
Population: 158,739,257 (July 1994 est.)
Ethnic divisions: Portuguese, Italian, German, Japanese, Amerindian, black 6%, white 55%, mixed 38%, other 1%
Religions: Roman Catholic (nominal) 70%
Languages: Portuguese (official), Spanish, English, French