From Bolivia to Brazil by Land

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1. Posted by HamadaMoawad (Budding Member 3 posts) 13w Star this if you like it!

Hello everyone, me and my wife are doing our retirement life trip, now we are planning to visit Bolivia then we want to travel to Brazil by bus or train, we want to enjoy the nature and know cultural, the questions are:
- Is it possible to travel by land between Bolivia & Brazil?
- For us as Egyptians Bolivia is visa-free but Brazil visa is required, can we get it on the borders?
- Anyone knows the best route we should take from Santa Cruze ( Bolivia) to Brazil?
- Is there any problem if we carry more than 5000 USD in cash with us?

Thanks in advance to all

2. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 506 posts) 12w Star this if you like it!

Quoting HamadaMoawad

For us as Egyptians Bolivia is visa-free but Brazil visa is required, can we get it on the borders?

Have you tried asking the Brazilian Embassy in Egypt?
That's usually the best way to get info about visas.

I've no knowledge about South America, so can't help you beyond this.
Good Luck.

3. Posted by HamadaMoawad (Budding Member 3 posts) 12w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Andrew Mack

[quote=HamadaMoawad] For us as Egyptians Bolivia is visa-free but Brazil visa is required, can we get it on the borders?

Have you tried asking the Brazilian Embassy in Egypt?
That's usually the best way to get info about visas.

Thank you very much for your kind reply
Actually, right now we are in a trip in Srilanka and we try to get in touch with the Embassy in Cairo but they want our presence there which we cannot do it, we cannot cut our trip to go back to Cairo

4. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1064 posts) 12w Star this if you like it!

Your visa question is answered at this Web site: http://cairo.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/visas.xml

I suspect you will not be able to get a Brazil visa at the border; that you will be required to apply in your home country. Nor do I believe that Egyptians qualify for an eVisa, which currently is available to Australians, Japanese, U.S. citizens and Canadians.

With a Brazil visa in hand you can cross the border from Bolivia to Brazil. A friend of mine did so by train. See this link: https://www.seat61.com/SouthAmerica.htm

There are other online sources for this information, including schedules and ticket prices.

Also go online for more information about the Puerto Quijarro (Bolivia) and Corumba (Brazil) border crossing.

For currency declaration requirements, see these links:

https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/BO-Bolivia-customs-currency-airport-tax-regulations-details.htm

https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/BR-Brazil-customs-currency-airport-tax-regulations-details.htm#Import%20regulations

[ Edit: Edited on 12-Sep-2018, at 06:11 by berner256 ]

5. Posted by HamadaMoawad (Budding Member 3 posts) 12w Star this if you like it!

Thank you very much for these valuable information, it's highly appreciated

6. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 506 posts) 12w Star this if you like it!

Quoting HamadaMoawad

Thank you very much for your kind reply
Actually, right now we are in a trip in Srilanka and we try to get in touch with the Embassy in Cairo but they want our presence there which we cannot do it, we cannot cut our trip to go back to Cairo

Most embassies will answer a question like that by phone or email.
Maybe they had assumed you had checked their web-site and were trying to apply to them for a visa rather than only asking them a question.