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Good news for Indian travellers: Soon, no need for visas to enter Brazil

Both India and China are part of BRICS - an association of five major emerging national economies including Brazil, Russia and South Africa

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

Jair Bolsonaro. Photo: Wikipedia
Jair Bolsonaro. Photo: Wikipedia

Chinese and Indian tourists would be exempted from visas to enter for tourism or business, Brazilian President has announced.

"There will be no reciprocity in the beginning. (The) US, Australia, Japan, and Canada are already exempt from short-term tourist and business visas. The next country should be India," he said on Thursday during a meeting here, according to Brazilian newspaper Folha de S.Paulo.

China has a population of about 1.39 billion people, while India has 1.3 billion. Both India and China are part of - an association of five major emerging economies including Brazil, and South Africa.

Bolsonaro on Friday met President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang during his first official visit to China.

Brazilian and Chinese leaders emphasised continued cooperation between emerging economies in the face of protectionism worldwide.

First Published: Fri, October 25 2019. 21:25 IST
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