The Brazilian government has made official its decision no longer to require a visa from Canadian, Australian, Japanese, and US nationals visiting Brazil. The move will be officially announced by President Jair Bolsonaro Tuesday (Mar. 19) during his official trip to the US.

The waiver will cover visitors coming to the country for purposes of tourism, business, sports, arts, with no intention of residing in the country. The new rules will apply for those staying in Brazil for up to 90 days, which can be extended to another 90 days, as long as it does not surpass 180 days within a 12-month period. The change will become effective on June 17.

As it stands today, citizens from these four countries sue the electronic system to have their E-visas issued and enter Brazil. They may submit an application online and get a response in three days.

The introduction of the E-visa system is reported to have increased the amount of visas granted by 35.2 percent. If all visa applications result in trips, another 217.8 thousand tourists are estimated to come to Brazil. The government’s goal is to have this number reach 12 million a year by 2022—which is twice the country’s current 6.6 million. o dia tinha que ter 40 horas.