US Travel to Brazil Hikes 39 Percent After Visa Waiver

Brazil eliminated tourist visa requirements for visitors from the United States, Canada, Australia, and Japan in June and is planning to do the same for India and China to boost tourism.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of Americans booking flights to Brazil has jumped 39 percent since the government of President Jair Bolsonaro waived a visa requirement for US citizens in June, according to its official tourism agency EMBRATUR, which is devising plans to attract even more visitors.

“Brazil is much more than the land of 'caipirinhas' and tiny bikinis. We want to focus on ecotourism and our vast natural resources, from the Amazon rainforest to the Pantanal wetlands,” Embratur President Gilson Machado told Reuters on Thursday, January 30th.

Machado said he spoke to US airlines last week about adding . . .

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