Chinese and Indian tourists visiting Brazil would no longer require visas, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced on Thursday.
Bolsonaro made the announcement on the first day of his three-day official visit to China
After becoming President, the far-right politician made policies to end visa requirements from a number of developed countries such as United States, Canada, Japan and Australia.
These countries, however, have not in return dropped their visa requirements for Brazilian citizens.
Tourism is a growing industry in Brazil. Some 7 million people visited Brazil in 2017, making it the most visited country in South America. The country earns about $7 billion from international tourists.
Among the most popular destinations are the Amazon Rainforest, beaches and dunes in the Northeast Region, the Pantanal in the Center-West Region, beaches at Rio de Janeiro and Santa Catarina, cultural and historic tourism in Minas Gerais and business trips to São Paulo city.
However, in terms of quality of infrastructure, transportation, safety and security Brazil has a long way to go.