Brazil eliminates visa requirement for visitors

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Brazil eliminates visa requirement for visitors

Brazil has been trying to make it easier for U.S. citizens to visit the country for years, but now they have made it even easier. The country has removed their visa requirement for all U.S. travelers, as well as passport holders from Canada, Japan, and Australia.

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In 2016, Brazil removed the visa requirement during the Summer Olympics, and after the event, they changed the process to an e-visa program and lowered the cost. But as of June 17, 2019, citizens of the United States will be able to visit the country for up to 90 days without a visa.

“This is one of the most important achievements of the Brazilian tourism industry in the last 15 years and we are confident that it will be extremely beneficial to the country,” said Tourism Minister Marcelo Alvaro Antonio.

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Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has been looking to promote tourism to the country, which currently has 6.6 million visitors each year, but is looking to see 12 million a year by 2022.

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