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Russia and Brazil abolish tourist visas

Russia and Brazil abolish tourist visasNo visas for tourists traveling between Russia and Brazil starting this Monday! An agreement that was signed by President Dmitry Medvedev during his visit to Brazil on November 26, 2008 finally comes in effect.

Under the agreement, Russian and Brazilian tourists are not required visas for entry, exit, transit or stay on the territory of another state for up to 90 days within each 180-day period from the first entry.

However, this agreement pertains just to tourist visas. Those who travel to Russia and vice-versa to start a business, to look for a job, to study or conduct research, or take part in religious or charity activities will still be required to obtain a visa.

Brazil is another state in Latin America to scrap visa requirements for Russian citizens, following Venezuela, Cuba, Peru, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic and Argentina.