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The airline IS responsible for checking your visa before boarding, however that responsibility is for the good of the Brazilian government, NOT for the good of the passenger. By not correctly carrying out this check, the airline will likely be fined by the Brazilian government. However, the airline has ZERO responsibility to the customer to check the visa. ...


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Currently, U.S. citizens require a visa to visit Brazil. There is an upcoming exemption for the Olympic Games, and there is also some talk about implementing a general visa waiver for U.S. tourists, but that hasn't happened yet. The airline should have checked for your visa when you initially checked in for your flight; they have a system called Timatic ...


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Like most countries, Brazil allows visa-free transit if you do not need to leave the international transit area of the airport. However, if you have booked separate tickets, then you have to go through immigration and customs in Brazil before checking in to your next flight. This visa can be issued to individuals whose final destination is another ...



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