General InformationVisas and Flight Information
Iguazú National Park in Argentina and Iguaçu National Park in Brazil, twin UNESCO World Heritage Sites, conserve one of the largest and most spectacular waterfalls in the world, the Iguazú Falls, a system of over 200 cascades and rapids along three kilometers of a basaltic ridge that spans the border between Argentina and Brazil.
The permanent spray from the cataracts, some topping 80 meters, forms impressive clouds that soak the forested islands and river banks. This extremely humid micro-climate favors lush and dense sub-tropical vegetation and hosts a diverse fauna. Around 2000 plant species occur in the Parks, along with over 400 bird species and rare species such as broad-snouted caimans, giant otters, giant anteaters, howler monkeys, ocelots and jaguars.
In addition to its striking natural beauty, both National Parks constitute a significant remnant of the Atlantic Forest, one of the most threatened global conservation priorities, with only 7% of the original forest now remaining. Visitors can enjoy stunning views of the falls through accessible walkways and boat trips, or follow indicated trails in the forest.
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How to arrive?
The best way to reach the city is by plane. You can choose to flights departing from Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Natal, Curitiba, Manaus, Brasília, Belém, Londrina, Maringa, Porto Alegre, Recife and Cuiabá, with landing in Foz do Iguaçu International Airport.
Iguazu Falls is a very important international location which connects Argentina and Brazil.
The Puerto Iguazú and the Foz do Iguaçu International Airports receive 36 daily flights. Both cities are linked via the Tancredo Neves international bridge.
Type of Visa
Tourist Visa (VITUR)
- touristic trip;
- visit to relatives and/or friends for a short period of time;
- scientists, professors or researchers attending cultural, technological or scientific conferences and seminars, and
- participation at artistic or amateur sport competitions, whenever no monetary prize or paid admission is involved.
Who Needs a Visa?
- Citizens of foreign countries traveling to Brazil on tourism are normally required to obtain a visa prior to entering Brazil. This requirement complies with reciprocity toward countries that demand Brazilian citizens to hold a visa in order to enter into their territories.
- Citizens of countries that do not demand tourist visas from Brazilian nationals usually do not need tourist visas to enter Brazil.
Tourism Visa Exemptions:
Find, below, a list of the countries whose nationals do not require a tourist visa to visit Brazil. If you are going to visit Brazil on tourism, you do not need a visa if you have a passport from one of the following countries (exemptions are valid for stays up to 90 days):
|COUNTRIES||TOURIST VISA||COUNTRIES||TOURIST VISA|
|GREAT BRITAIN (UK)||EXEMPTED||SOUTH AFRICA||EXEMPTED|
|IRELAND||EXEMPTED||TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO||EXEMPTED|