Stats: Visa-Free Travel to Brazil Boosts Demand by 31%

A woman holding a passport and plane ticket.
Photo by Getty/SbytovaMN

Brazil’s decision to drop visa requirements for travelers from the United States, as well as Canada, Australia and Japan, are building demand for travel to the country, according to new statistics from the Rio Convention & Visitors Bureau and Kayak

According to the data, travel demand for Brazil has jumped by 36 percent in Australia, 31 percent in the U.S., 19 percent in Canada and 4 percent in Japan. The Kayak survey was based on information collected from March 21, comparing the daily average of searches from March 1 - 15 and from March 18 – 20 for trips from April 1 to December 31, 2019.

Announced last week, travelers from the four countries will no longer need a visa to fly to Brazil as of June 17, so long as they have valid passports and are traveling for leisure and business tourism, artistic or sporting activities, or in “exceptional situations for the national interest.” Stays will be able to last up to 90 days, extendable for another 90 days so long as travelers do not exceed a total of 180 days every 12 months, counted from the date of their first entry into the country. 


Like this story? Subscribe to Daily News & Deals!

Featuring breaking news on the latest product launches, deals, sales promotions, and executive appointments. Be sure to sign-up for this free industry daily newsletter.

Currently, travelers must register for an e-visa to travel to Brazil, a measure that was introduced last year. According to the World Tourism Organization, visa facilitation measures can increase inbound travel by an average of 25 percent. 

Related Stories

Stats: JFK to San Francisco Busiest Long-Haul Route in the World

Stats: Air Arrival to St. Kitts & Nevis Up by 15.3 Percent

Stats: 100 Million Americans to Go on Family Vacation This Year

Stats: Van Gogh Museum Is the Most “Instagenic” Tourist Attraction

Suggested Articles:

The outdoor experience at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas combines a resort pool, dayclub, The Promenade and Event Lawn. See more here.

Peru is beginning its tourism reactivation on November 1, including the opening of Machu Picchu and the resumptions of flights from the U.S.

Tourism commissioner Joseph Boschulte attributes much of the success in attracting visitors to the existence of the Travel Screening Portal.