A special visa contract between Jamaica and Brazil will allow Jamaicans to easily travel to the South American country for the sake of tourism, business and the impending FIFA World Cup 2014.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, A J Nicholson, has signed the contract with Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federative Republic of Brazil.
Alison Stone Roofe, Jamaican Ambassador to Brazil, said that signing of Exchange of Notes is a precursor to visa abolition for individuals travelling between the countries. She added that the agreement of visa abolition is expected to get agreed over this year, whereas the improved agreement is particularly for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Regardless of visa extension, it is mandatory for an individual to have all the essential documents required by both Brazil and Jamaica’s immigration officers. Individual must also explain their motto of travelling.
Individuals travelling for other purposes such as employment, education must have an appropriate visa along with the valid passport at least for a period of six months and other financial proofs.