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