On Monday, the Brazilian government lifted Visa requirements for visitors from Canada, the United States, Japan, and Australia starting on June 17th in an attempt to increase tourism.
Great news for 🇨🇦 Canadians planning to visit Brazil 🇧🇷!
The Brazilian government has made official its decision no longer to require a tourism visa from 🇨🇦 🇦🇺 🇯🇵 🇺🇸 nationals visiting Brazil, starting on June 17! https://t.co/gvQO4Sl1m5
— Brazil-Canada Chamb. (@brazcanchamber) March 19, 2019
The initiative was temporarily put in place prior to the Rio Olympics in 2016, but now it has been re-introduced. Alongside the announcement, the Canadian government has revealed that they recommend that any citizens travelling to Brazil exercise a “high degree of caution,” according to Global News, because of their high crime rates and gang violence.
Although Canadians will no longer need a visa to travel to Brazil, Brazilians will still need a visa or an electronic travel authorization to enter Canada. The U.S. government also does not plan to reciprocate the visa exemption with Brazil.
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