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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