The Brazilian tourism industry is in good spirits as summer finally arrives in the Southern Hemisphere without Covid limitations. Sun, beach, and Carnival are expected to increase both domestic and foreign tourism in a year when Brazilians are still not likely to travel abroad.
The Brazilian Ministry of Tourism recently revealed data showing that from January to November 2022, 3.1 million foreign tourists visited the nation, which is higher than the 2.9 million visitors in 2020 and 2021.
One of the main driving forces behind this development has been the country’s diverse attractions, which range from its well-known beaches and natural splendours to its rich cultural heritage and bustling towns. Due to its great cuisine, variety, and affordable prices, the country is also suitable for tourists on a tight budget. Each year millions of travellers choose to visit the Cristo Redentor Statue, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, as well as The Amazon, voted among the New7Wonders of Nature.
Brazil has put a lot of effort in recent years to promote tourism, which has helped the number of foreign visitors grow. In 2022, the government issued more than 80,000 tourist visas to citizens of 101 different nations who wanted to visit Brazil. The country has recently taken steps to make it simpler for foreigners to travel there, including waiving visa requirements for Americans, Canadians, Australians, and Japanese citizens. Currently, half of the countries in the world are eligible for visa-free travel to Brazil, further simplifying the process of planning a trip to the country.
The renowned carnival celebrations that are held annually in places all throughout Brazil attract a lot of tourists as well. The number of travellers purchasing airline tickets to visit Brazil for the carnival in 2023 has increased according to Embratur, the Brazilian Tourism Authority. With over 80,000 tourists having booked their tickets weeks before the event, the pre-pandemic number of 55,000 has been surpassed, clearly indicating the recovery of the tourism industry in Brazil.