The Brazilian government is taking into consideration, the waiving off of visas for Australian visitors, as well as travelers from the US, Canada, and Japan, in order to increase tourism.
A proposal made by Brazil’s new minister for tourism, Marx Beltrao, is a visa waiver program that would last for a 12-month trial phase. This program was adopted for people who visited Brazil from the above mentioned 4 countries, during Rio’s Olympic Games this year.
Michel Temer, the Brazilian President, is keen to attract more foreign visitors and investment to Brazil, in order to boost Latin America's biggest country from its worst recession since the Great Depression of the1930s.
In the year 2015, around 5,75,800 citizens from the USA had visited Brazil, that’s below 10% of the total count of visitors to this South American country. On the other hand, the total number of Brazilian people that visited the USA, shot up in recent years to roughly 2.6 Million in 2014.
According to a spokesman, the aforesaid visa exemptions will get permanent if the count of tourists significantly rises & the governments of the 4 countries respond accordingly by eliminating visa requirements for Brazilian folks.
Brazil’s tourism ministry is appraising the inclusion of various other nations in this visa waiver proposition, especially China…so as to try and draw in at least a part of the 100 million tourists from China, that travel overseas every year. According to figures, only 55,000 Chinese nationals paid Brazil a visit in the whole of last year.