0121 568 8793 [email protected]
brazil visa requirements

Brazil Visa Requirements lifted to encourage tourism

October 16 2015

A law to lift the current Brazil visa requirements for foreigners has been presented to encourage tourism throughout the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro.

The visa waiver presented by the Brazilian ministry of Tourism, has been introduced to benefit foreigners who enter Brazil before 18th September 2016 in an attempt to improve Brazils current economic crisis.

The law has already been passed by the House of Representatives and if approved, will be sanctioned before the end of the year.

The plan is to encourage tourists to take advantage of the devaluated Brazilian currency which is currently allowing travellers to visit Brazil for 29% less (compared to the GBP – BRL exchange rate last year).

The law is a long-standing demand of the tourism sector to attract tourists, and was celebrated by tourism entrepreneurs. The same law was introduced throughout the 2014 World Cup which resulted in an increase of over 60% of spending tourists, even though the law was restricted to only travellers with tickets to the games.

Recognising the importance of the measure for the sector, president of the Brazilian Hotel Industry Association (ABIH), Nerleo Caus, said “It would be great if this project would extend beyond the period of the Olympics.”

Source Bric Plus News

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Paraíba, the largest wind power complex in Latin America

Iberdrola will build the largest renewable energy project in Latin America in the northeast of Brazil: The complex of Paraíba, will be the largest land-based wind farm in Latin America once it enters into operation in 2022/2023. This large...

Read More

Stay up to date

Sign up to our monthly newsletter:

Email Address

By signing up to our newsletter you indicate your consent to receiving email marketing messages from us. If you do not want to receive such messages, tick here: 

You can opt out any time via the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our newsletter or click here