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Brazil Waives Visa Requirement for 2016 Olympics

Ryan August 9th, 2016
Brazil Waives Visa Requirement for 2016 Olympics


The Rio 2016 Olympics are finally here, and the excitement entices more people to travel to Brazil because what's better than actually being there to see this international event live?

Well Brazil announced travelers from the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan can travel without restriction to Brazil between June 1 - September 18.

If you're not in the United States, you can check to see if you need a Visa or consult your country's diplomatic representation.

With the ability to stay for 90 days without the requirement of getting a visa beforehand, makes it so much more convenient for travelers to go with ease and enjoy the games.

Below is a cost savings chart to travel within this visa waiver program. When it would normally cost you $160 to get the tourist visa to travel to Brazil.


Brazil travel cost saving fees

Source: The Consulate General of Brazil in Washington


The Olympic Games are scheduled to take place this summer from August 5 - 21 and the Paralympic Games are from September 7 - 18.

“The aim of the temporary measure is to increase tourism in Brazil during the Games, and it should result in an increase of 20 percent in visitors from these four countries,” according to Henrique Eduardo Alves, Brazil’s Tourism Minister.

If you are traveling outside of this temporary waiver time period, you can always apply to get a visaFor those of you that are already pumped to get more information, check out this full list of authorized ticket resellers.

We know you’ll also need a place to stay while you’re there too. And guess what, you’re in luck because Airbnb has plenty of alternative accommodations to help you feel at home in Rio.

Also while you’re planning your trip there, why not explore the best things you must do in Brazil? And don’t forget you’ll need some Brazilian reals. Here’s our complete list of locations where you can buy or reserve them. 




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