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New online visa for Brazil makes the process easier for Australians

November 1, 2017 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

The Brazilian Government will make it simpler for Australians to visit Brazil. Australian citizens planning to visit Brazil will be able to apply for their visa online and receive a response within 72 hours. Minister for Tourism of Brazil Marx Beltrão will be in Sydney on Friday 17th of November to announce the launch of the new electronic visa.

As a tourism destination, Brazil delivers on two of the biggest drawcards for Australian travellers: adventure and eco-tourism. According to the Competitiveness Study of the World Economic Forum, Brazil is ranked number one for natural attractions and the eighth for cultural resources, with the Amazon River, World Heritage listed Iguazu Falls and Christ the Redeemer monument among its greatest treasures.

Many tourists, including Australians, who have visited Brazil, have been impressed by the warmth of the Brazilian people – a characteristic which Minister of Tourism of Brazil Marx Beltrão notes was showcased to the world during their hosting of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.

“Brazil and Australia are very similar”, he says. “The climate, the passion for sports and the social hospitality make us sister nations.” “[In hosting] these mega events, we showcased to the world not only our main attractions but also our joy of living.”

Online visa facilitation is one of many steps the Brazilian Government is taking to strengthen ties between Australia and Brazil. “[Our] two countries have everything to gain from the intensification of the flow of tourists”, says the Minister. And with a 2016 research study conducted with 37,000 international tourists to Brazil showing a 98%

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