Brazil Changes Visa Regulations to Promote Tourism

In order to temporarily add a little boost to its tourism numbers, the country of Brazil has decided to make some changes to their visa requirements. For any visitors from the United States, Canada, Australia, or Japan- no visa is necessary. This makes getting into the country far easier and less of a hassle. This isn’t the first time Brazil has toyed with the idea of visa waivers. They tried it out back in 2016 when the Olympic Games were held in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil’s tourism is already a booming sector, bringing in billions to the country’s economy. It’s the most visited place in all of South America! Many of their tourists already come from the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Japan. So, eliminating the visa requirements for those countries is a smart move in the right direction. It also comes just in time for the summer, so anyone on the fence about their summer vacation destination may very well opt for Brazil.

The decision to waive visas for these countries was made just as the President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, made a visit to Washington D.C. Even so, the United States still requires visas from Brazilian travelers and they do not plan to change that regulation, even temporarily. Sometimes, visa waivers are reciprocated from the countries involved, but this does not seem to be the case when it comes to the United States.

This may be the best time for travelers from these countries to hop on a flight and explore Brazil without the hassle of getting a visa. Be sure to check out some of Brazil’s top destinations- Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Salvador. The country is best known for its lively culture, incredible beaches, and jaw-dropping natural sights. Why not drop everything and head to Brazil?

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