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It Just Got Easier for Americans to Travel to Brazil


Starting this week, Americans wishing to visit Brazil will be able to apply online for a visa for a $40 fee, down from the $160 fee applicants were previously charged at consulates.

Brazil rolled out the new e-visa system, which is also available for Japanese, Canadian and Australian citizens, in an effort to jump-start its tourism sector, which has struggled amid rising violence in much of the country, a prolonged economic recession and residual apprehension following the 2016 Zika epidemic.


Read More: The New York Times