The visa waiver launched in Brazil in June 2019 for tourists from the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan, has yielded the very first success for the tourism sector. The most recent data from the Federal Police clearly show a 16% growth in the arrivals of American, Canadian and Australian readers concerning June and December.
Through the 7-thirty day period period of time, a whole of 321.712 people today from the 3 international locations arrived to Brazil, in contrast to 277.421 in the exact months of 2018. Of the 4 exempted nations, Japan was the only a single that registered a drop (- 9%).
Relating to the quantities, the United States was the region with the greatest variety of new visitors in Brazilian territory in the course of this period of time: 34.932 far more visitors which signifies an improve of 14.8%. Canada despatched 6.650 more tourists, a good effects amounting to 26%. The number of Australian tourists improved by 16.3%, equivalent to 2,709 a lot more visitors.
For the Minister of Tourism, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, the figures display the positive effect of the visa waiver: “We can see that this was a further smart choice by President Jair Bolsonaro to encourage the Brazilian economic system and make tourism in the country get to the stage it justifies. It is a strategic opening, with fantastic prospective to contribute to the generation of foreign exchange, employment and profits by way of tourism in our country”, he cherished.
Even with the increase in the three nations, Japanese arrivals fell 4.47% all through 2019. “It is critical to assess the situation of Japan so that, with the new Embratur, we can operate on the large marketing of Brazil in this place and raise Japanese visitors in our place,” the minister pondered.
According to the Planet Tourism Corporation, vacation simplification steps can lead to an raise of up to 25% in the stream of tourists amid countries. Yet another specialized info that supported the Brazilian government’s selection to exempt strategic nations was a study manufactured throughout the 2016 Olympic Game titles. For 82.2% of the foreigners in the 4 international locations that benefited from the measure, the visa exemption would make it a lot easier for them to return to Brazil in the upcoming.