Brazil has announced that it will allow US, Japanese, Australian and Canadian tourists to enter the country during the 2016 Olympic Games without a visa.
Many countries (UK exempt) have to apply for a travel permit to enter the country which lasts for up to 90 days. However, with the Olympic Games just around the corner, Brazil have wavered the visa in the hopes of drawing people to the country for the Games held in Rio De Janeiro from August 5- 21 2016.
The decision has been made to provide the country with a much needed financial boost by increasing the volume of travellers in and out of Brazil. Brazilian Tourism Minister Henrique Eduardo Alves has high hopes for the three-month initiative. “The goal is for leisure travellers from the four countries to increase by 20 percent” he said.
Not only that, but Brazilian Airline Azul have created a round-trip flight pass which enables unlimited flights all over the country for one set price.
The waiver is only temporary however lasting from 1st June 2015 to 18th September 2016 and valid for a maximum stay of 90 days from entry into Brazil.