You read it here on KarryOn first (because we’re often first with the news thanks to our insider friends – this time Adventure World) that Brazil is planning to simplify the travel process for Australians by rolling out e-visas.

News of online visas for Brazil started off as a tip off from a friend of a friend, which we somewhat confirmed by translating a Portuguese statement from the country’s tourism bureau, but then later more than validated when we received an official launch date from the guys over at The Visa Machine.

Now we have absolute proof that Aussies will be able to log online and receive their Brazilian tourist visas in 72 hours as of 21 November thanks to an official statement direct from The Minister for Tourism of Brazil, Marx Beltrão.

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The Minister will travel to Sydney on 17 November to discuss the simplified travel process, but in the meantime says he believes online applications “will make it simpler for Australians to visit Brazil” and tick off their two biggest travel desires – adventure and eco-tourism.

And Australians couldn’t agree more.

KarryOn’s Facebook followers were quick to welcome the news of Brazil’s e-visas, with many saying it “was about time”.

Among the excited Aussies is Tori who believes online visas for Brazil are literally a “dream come true”…

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While Elizabeth believes the process will make travel to the South American hot spot “so much easier”…

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For some, the announcement was a holy moment…

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And a long-awaited birthday present…

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While others had flash backs to tough experiences using the current ‘nightmare’ manual process…

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Then there were those (like us) wondering how much more cost effective an online system will be…

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READ: ‘Brazil is very similar to Australia’, uhhh how?

READ: Qantas ‘would love’ to fly direct to Brazil & South Africa

Are you excited for online visas for Brazil?