Brazil tourism bounces back post-COVID

Brazilian tourism has recorded an impressive post-COVID recovery, according to the Brazilian Tourist Board, Embratur.

Data from Travel Agent Central says that between January and April of 2022, there was a 60% increase in international visitors to Brazil.

Also, statistics released by the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism reveal that foreign tourist spending in the country peaked at $604 million as of January 2023.

This figure shows a 3.8% increase compared to January of 2020, and a total increase of 43.5% since January of 2022.

Attractive tourist destinations in the country which have recorded a rise in visitors post-COVID include the following cities: Rio de Janeiro, Lorianópolis, Curitiba, Recife, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Brasília, and ao Paulo.

The Brazilian Tourist Board expects that approximately 1.2 million foreign tourists will flock to Brazil in 2023, with a majority of them coming from the USA and from Argentina.

In spite of the high casualty rate for COVID-19 in the country, the Brazilian government has been keen on welcoming an influx of tourists since last year, and has invested more into bolstering the travel and tourism industry to a quick recovery.

According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), Brazil has recorded a total of 37,076,053 COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. 699,276 persons in the country have died as a result of the virus. Also, a total of 502,262,440 COVID-19 vaccination doses have so far been delivered in the country.

The Brazilian government is fully reopening the country’s borders in expectation of an influx of tourists and visitors who will come to Brazil and boost the country’s tourism industry and, in effect, the economy.

Umar Ali
As editor in chief, I am always on the road, searching for hidden gems, undiscovered waterfalls, enticing hikes to explore, underrated delis, and more. Crafting compelling content that captures the true essence of each place is my passion. With years of experience in travel journalism, I strive to provide unbiased and factual content based on my real-life experiences. When I'm not out exploring, you can find me delving into local markets and devouring new foods, immersing myself in the cultures and communities that make each destination unique. It might sound like a tough job, but I love it!

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