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Old December 24th, 2008, 07:52 PM
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I have just encountered the same for flying to Brazil to catch a Holland America. It is my understanding these fees are being charged because the United Sates charges the same fee for citizens from that country to enter the US. I am told that Brazil is extremly strict and without a visa you will not be able to enter the coutry even for the purpose of boarding a crusie ship. I have yet to get a reply from the US State Dept as to why this has to be that way.
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