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Last news from the bridge over the Oyapock river (French-Brazillian border)

18/08/16

 

Since 2011 the bridge over the Oyapock river that connects France and Brazil was built. But until now it's been closed. People who are interrested to cross still have to take one of the many taxi-boats! But maybe not for much longer as the lastest news lean toward October-November 2016 for the openning of the bridge.

For more information on the subject, this article (in french): http://www.diploweb.com/France-Bresil-un-pont-geopolitique.html

Please check well for visa obligations before leaving, we may help with those and with more advices.

"No visa is required for stays of up to 90 days from holders of passports from these countries, unless otherwise indicated: Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Rep., Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong SAR passport, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, South Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Singapore (30 days), Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom (Including British National (Overseas) passport holders), Uruguay, Venezuela (60 days) and Vatican City"

"Citizens from all other countries do require a visa. The fees vary depending on reciprocity: for example, US citizens have to pay US$160 for a tourist or business visa. As of February 2015, citizens of Canada should expect to pay at least CDN$97.50 for a tourist visa, not including any handling or processing fees."

More informations here: http://wikitravel.org/en/Brazil

 

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