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Last updated on April 12th, 2018 at 01:59 pm

Exciting News! Brazil Waives Travel Visa during 2016 Summer Olympics

Brazil officials have announced that during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, citizens from the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan will be allowed to enter Brazil without purchasing a visa. The visa waiver program will go into effect June 1st until September 18th, 2016. These citizens can then travel throughout Brazil for up to 90.

“U.S. citizens will save $160 USD in visa fees alone. That does not include the hassle of making an appointment with the Brazilian consulate or money spent using a visa handling service,” said Juergen Keller, SouthAmerica.travel CEO.

Brazil Tourism Minister, Henrique Eduardo Alves, hopes that the temporary visa waiver program will increase tourism to Brazil during the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Not interested in attending the Olympic games? No problem, this is still a great time to visit Brazil. SouthAmerica.travel Travel Consultants can plan a customized tour throughout Brazil during the Brazil visa waiver program, and arrange all tours, transfers, hotels, and flights. Choose between visiting the highlights such as, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Salvador da Bahia and Iguassu Falls, or discover the history and culture of Brazil on a tour through Minas Gerais, Tiradentes, Ouro Preto and Paraty.

“Brazilians are friendly people by nature, they continue to greet the world with open hearts and minds, and we can expect the same during the Olympic Games,” said Juergen Keller, SouthAmerica.travel CEO.

Start planning a trip to Brazil during the visa waiver program! Contact us directly at 1-800-747-4540, or click the link below to create your own custom itinerary online.

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