Brazilians apply for a Mexican tourist visa to enter the country
(CNN) – The Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Friday that Brazilians will be required to apply for a visa to enter the country as tourists as the number of citizens traveling through the country to reach the border with the United States via Mexico increases until December 11.
“The Mexican government has ordered the suspension of an agreement between state governments to combat abuse by networks of criminal organizations dedicated to the smuggling of illegal persons as part of an effort to regulate the flow of immigrants. Notice.
The agreement between the two countries was signed on November 23, 2000.
“This decision, unfortunately, has led to an increase in irregular flows, which, unfortunately, out of the interest of Brazilian citizens migrating to the United States via Mexico, has, unfortunately, profited on the basis of fraud by criminal groups,” the report added. “The situation that puts them in the most vulnerable environment, especially women and children.”
Brazilians entering the country by air must fill out an electronic authorization prior to travel. Those traveling by land or sea must apply for a regular visa at the Mexican Embassy.
According to the US Office of Customs and Border Protection, there will be more than 55,000 land border meetings with Brazilian citizens in fiscal 2021.