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Brazil’s Senate Approves Visa Exemption for 2016 Olympics

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The senate in Brazil approved a bill yesterday (Thursday) that will exempt visa requirements to all foreigners coming to Brazil during the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. According to Tourism Minister, Henrique Eduardo Alves, the government’s expectation is that with the exemption more foreign tourists will be encouraged to travel to Brazil during the August event.

“The measure benefits all activities linked to tourism; it represents a victory for the sector and will increase destinations throughout the country,” stated Alves.

The ministry forecasts an increase . . .

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