Traveling to Brazil: It Could Get More Expensive - plus55

BAD NEWS FOR BRAZILIAN TRAVELERS

New regulatory rules could spell bad news for travelers
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Bad news for people traveling to Brazil: Brazil’s National Aviation agency has authorized airlines to charge additional fees for checked baggage, as low-cost companies do. Before, travelers could check one piece weighing up to 23kg.

The government says that the change will lower fares.

For those traveling within Brazil, more bad news: the country has suspended the issuing of passports due to a major financial crisis. The National Treasury owes over $5 million to the document services provider, the Brazilian mint.

There is no timetable for the service to be resumed.

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