The President of Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies, Severino Cavalcanti (from the Progressive Party of the state of Pernambuco), promised to representatives of the hotel industry agility to vote the law project that facilitates entry of American tourists in Brazil, through the removal of visa requirements for United States citizens.
According to the President of the Brazilian Association of the Hotel Industry, Eraldo Alves da Cruz, the project’s approval will represent an addition of hundreds of millions of dollars to the tourism in the country.
For the industry’s representatives, the risk of terrorism forces the United States to restrict visitors’ entry to that country, but Brazil needs the money and jobs generated by the sector.
They reminded Severino Cavalcanti that except to Venezuela, Suriname, and Brazil, no other South American country requests visa from American citizens.
The project is awaiting deliberation of the Chamber’s Commission of Foreign Relations.
It already counts on the positive opinion of the final report writer, Deputy Arnon Bezerra (Brazilian Labor Party from Ceará state).
After this Commission’s approval, the project will go to the Commission of Constitution and Justice before being voted at the plenary.
Translation: Andréa Alves