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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For Australians wishing to visit the Cidade Maravilhosa, trekking out to their local Brazilian consulate to wait in long lines for a visa is now a thing of the past.

Beginning this week, Brazil is issuing e-visas for visitors from Australia, allowing the entire visa process, from application to delivery, to occur online without needing to show up at the consulate.

"Today we celebrate a great victory for Brazilian tourism," said Brazil's Tourism Minister Marx Beltrão at the e-visa announcement earlier this week. "Visa facilitation . . .

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