Visa Information

As result of a recent Brazilian executive order that will enter into force on June 17, 2019, the visa exemption for citizens of the United States of America, Australia, Canada and Japan who wish to travel to Brazil was enacted on March 18, 2019. This will enable visitors from these four countries to enter Brazil without a visa.

The measure benefits holders of a valid passport traveling for tourism, business, artistic or sports activities or in exceptional situations of national interest. 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. If the regular stay is exceeded, the visitor will be considered an illegal alien subject to the applicable measures by the Brazilian government

As this is a new rule for Brazilian VISA, please make sure with the local Brazilian Consulate that the new rule applies to your travel and check the necessary procedures to travel to Brazil. Do not travel without checking first if you really do not need a VISA!
  • Visas to enter Brazil are granted by the Brazilian consulates abroad. Citizens of countries that are members of the Mercosul do not require visas, only a valid passport or valid identity document are required.
  • If you need a formal letter of invitation for your visa application, please contact the organizers at providing your full name, institution, address and title (Prof, Dr., Ms. or Mr.)
  • To learn more about the documentation and procedures for granting visas, see the Brazilian embassy/consulate in your country of origin. See the list of consular representations in each country.
  • Also check out here for further information on Brazilian Visa.
  • Or click here to apply for a Brazilian Visa.



In order to facilitate your travel arrangements to Brazil, the Organizing Committee has chosen as Official Travel Agency, Creacteve Eventos e Turismo. The Agency has negotiated special rates for ILAS 2019 delegates and has secured a limited number of rooms in Hotels nearby the Congress Venue.

Participants are recommended to reserve accommodation as soon as possible considering that hotels availability is limited. Reservations are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.

The link below will redirect you to the Official Travel Agency website, where you can check hotels rates, location maps, transportation, visa information, tips for your travel and easily make your online booking.


Wednesday Tours

Below you’ll find the description of the tours that will be offered to the Wednesday afternoon tour in Rio, the tours will depart at 02PM in front of FGV. There will be English speaking tour guides accompanying you all the way and organizing the depart of each tour.

All tours departs at 02PM and will be back at around 06PM

For better organization of the tour we recommend to book and confirm the tour until July 03. After that date booking will only be possible at the event secretariat and seat is subject to availability.


The tour starts with a panoramic tour in Rio, passing through some historical areas of the city

After the panoramic tour, you will be taken to the neighborhood of Urca where one of the largest symbols of the city is located: The Sugar Loaf.

You’ll travel all the way to the top in two steps by cable car. The first cable car takes us to Urca Hill, a vantage point 215 meters high for which already grants beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói Bridge and Corcovado Mountain.

From this stage, a second cable car takes us up to the second Hill, called “Pão de Açúcar” (Sugar Loaf). At 395 meters we’ll enjoy splendid views of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and several beaches of Niterói. You will for sure be amazed by the awesome views.

Cost per person = BRL 190,00 (around USD 50)

Included: Transportation, English Speaking Guide , Entrance Fee (sugar loaf cable car)


Special tour through the colonial avenues, squares and narrow streets of Rio, explaining the important historical, political and social events that shaped Rio into South America’s most exciting city.

Depart in vans to downtown area for a walking tour. The walk includes a visit to many interesting points, such as Praça XV, the “Arco do Telles”, the narrow streets in the historical downtown area , the cultural centre located in the beautifully-restored Banco do Brasil and the Casa França-Brasil.

The tour continues to the new and renovated area called Boulevard Olímpico, where you will find the Museu do Amanhã (Tomorrow Museum) and the MAR Museum (Modern art museum of Rio). The area is at the border of Guanabara Bay with astonish views. Visit to one of the museum is included during the tour.


Cost per person = BRL 115,00 (around USD 30)

Included: Transportation, English Speaking Guide , Entrance Fee Tomorrow Museum or MAR


One thing that makes Rio so beautiful is the lush green everywhere.  The Tijuca Rainforest, plays a large role in keeping the city green and protecting its water sources.  Home to hundreds of species of plants and wildlife, waterfalls, trails, vistas and more, spending a few hours in this jungle refreshes and reinvigorates with ease.  You’ll visit waterfalls, the famous Vista Chinesa, take an easy trail, and learn about the history of this immense urban forest (perhaps the largest in the world), which was reclaimed from farm land in the 19th century.

Feel the refreshing spray of the Monkey’s and Taunay Waterfalls, pausing to soak in impressive views of Rio and its surroundings at Vista Chinesa. No visit to the rainforest would be complete without actually hiking the trails under the canopy and interacting with this amazing ecosystem. Enjoy an approximately 20 to 30 minute hike along a pleasant trail as you see the plants, animals, butterflies and birds of the Rain Forest.


Cost per person = BRL 185,00 (around USD 48)

Included: Transportation in JEEP, English Speaking Guide