Nationals of some countries will need a travel-visa to enter Brazil. Foreign delegates should contact the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate in their home country as soon as possible to confirm their travel-visa requirements. You can check the requirements for your country here.

For further information, including links to visa regulations and a list of Consulates provided by the ministry of international relations (Itamaraty) in Brazil, please click here. You will also find Frequently Asked Questions here.


Visa-free entry

Citizens from Mercosur member counties (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) are not required to present a travel-visa, only their passport or a valid identification document.

Citizens from the European Union and many other countries are also not required to issue a travel-visa, they are only required to present a passport.

NEW! Visa-free entry to Brazil is also now available to citizens of the United States of America, Canada, Australia, and Japan. The measure benefits holders of a valid passport traveling for tourism, business, artistic or sports activities. The initiative also covers travelers transiting through Brazil. Visitors will be granted a stay of up to 90 days, which can be extended once for the same period, as long as they do not exceed 180 days within a 12-month period, counted from the date of the first entry.



We encourage participants from countries that require a visa to apply as early as possible. Visa processing times vary by country.


Travel -visa Invitation Letters

Personal invitation letters will only be issued to registered participants, after payment of the registration fee has been received.

If you need a personal invitation letter, please contact the local partner Abreu Events Brazil at You must present a copy of the paid invoice for your registration at GSC 2020. Travel-visa invitation letters will only be processed once proof of registration payment has been made.

Invitation letters will be issued free of charge.


If you have any questions or need any help, please contact:

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50121 Florence, Italy

Tel +39 055 5035 1
Fax +39 055 5035 230