As part of an effort to boost tourism, Brazil will now allow visa-free entry for Canadian citizens starting from June 17, 2019. U.S., Australian and Japanese citizens will also be exempt from a visa fee.

“They will be able to stay in Brazil for 90 days from the date of first entry in the country, extendable for an equal period, provided that it does not exceed 180 days, every 12 months, counted from the date of the first entry into the country” statement from Brazil Tourism.

Canadians previously had to go through Brazil’s e-visa platform. For anyone travelling before June 17 will still need an e-visa.

Canadian government recommends to exercise a high degree of caution in Brazil due to high crime rates and regular incidents of gang-related and other violence.

“This is one of the most important achievements of the Brazilian tourism industry in the last 15 years and we are confident that it will be extremely beneficial to the country,” says Marcelo Alvaro Antônio, Minister of Tourism. “This decision of the Brazilian government proves that we are living a new moment and that tourism is being seen as a vector of economic and social growth of the entire nation. This is the first step; we still have much to celebrate.”

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