Chinese Tourism in Brazil Increases with New Visa Process

Since October 1st, tourist visas for Chinese started being valid for five years, with multiple comings and goings, with a stay period of ninety days, renewable for up to another ninety days, every twelve months.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of Chinese tourists arriving in Brazil has been increasing every year and reached the mark of 61,000 last year. According to data from Embratur, the government agency responsible for promoting tourism in Brazil, the Asians advanced four positions in the overall ranking of countries sending visitors to Brazil.

During a recent visit, officials from the two countries are also expected to sign agreements in the areas of trade and investment. Brazil and China are also expected to increase the validity of tourism and business visas between the citizens . . .

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