Visa Waiver in Brazil Brought Positive Results

The visa waiver introduced in Brazil in June 2019 for travellers from the United States,

The visa waiver introduced in Brazil in June 2019 for travellers from the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan, has yielded the initial success for the tourism sector. The most current details from the Federal Police exhibit a sixteen% advancement in the arrivals of American, Canadian and Australian site visitors in between June and December.

During the 7-thirty day period period of time, a overall of 321.712 persons from the three international locations arrived to Brazil, in contrast to 277.421 in the very same months of 2018. Of the 4 exempted international locations, Japan was the only a person that registered a drop (- 9%).

Relating to the numbers, the United States was the nation with the greatest range of new travellers in Brazilian territory in the course of this period of time: 34.932 more site visitors which signifies an enhance of fourteen.8%. Canada sent six.650 more travellers, a good impression amounting to 26%. The range of Australian tourists amplified by sixteen.3%, equal to two,709 more travellers.

For the Minister of Tourism, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, the figures exhibit the good impression of the visa waiver: “We can see that this was an additional intelligent final decision by President Jair Bolsonaro to encourage the Brazilian economic system and make tourism in the nation attain the level it justifies. It is a strategic opening, with good potential to lead to the generation of international trade, employment and income via tourism in our country”, he cherished.

Even with the increase in the three international locations, Japanese arrivals fell four.47% in the course of 2019. “It is vital to consider the circumstance of Japan so that, with the new Embratur, we can get the job done on the huge promotion of Brazil in this nation and enhance Japanese travellers in our nation,” the minister pondered.

In accordance to the Planet Tourism Corporation, vacation simplification measures can direct to an enhance of up to 25% in the circulation of tourists among international locations. A further specialized details that supported the Brazilian government’s final decision to exempt strategic international locations was a study produced in the course of the 2016 Olympic Video games. For 82.two% of the foreigners in the 4 international locations that benefited from the evaluate, the visa exemption would make it much easier for them to return to Brazil in the long term.