Brazil considering dropping Visas for U.S. Travelers

Brazil has been working to make travel from the U.S. to their country easier since 2016.  In 2016, Brazil temporarily waived visa requirements for U.S. travelers to the country in the hopes of drawing more of them for the Summer Olympics. Two years later, it launched an e-visa program that let U.S. citizens get a visa online, drastically reducing the $160 price tag to $44.

Looking to boost the country's tourism industry and align himself with the U.S., Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, who was sworn in on January 1 is looking to boost the country's tourism industry from 6.6 million annual visitors to 12 million.

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