The entry of foreigners with tourist visas in Brazil from January to April this year was 962 thousand people, a number 60% greater than the 596,7 thousand entries registered in the entire year of 2021.
The information is from the International Traffic System (STI), of the Federal Police, and was released this Monday (30) by the Brazilian Agency for the International Promotion of Tourism (Embratur).
The difference reaches 685% when comparing the first four months of this year with the same period in 2021, when 122,600 foreigners entered the country, amid restrictions on tourism still in force in Brazil and in the world due to the covid pandemic. -19.
The data corroborate others released by Embratur this month, which demonstrate an accelerated recovery of the Brazilian tourism sector. The International Air Network, for example, registered 2,983 flights in April, up 191.21% compared to the same month in 2021.
The biggest increase are the sections involving Europe. In April this year, there were 921 flights, compared to 219 in April last year. The number of seats, in this case, jumped from 71,704 to 280,410.
Despite the reheating, the Brazilian air network still operates with about 51% of its usual capacity recorded before the pandemic, in 2019.
A study produced by the British consultancy Global Data and released last week by Embratur indicates that international travel in Brazil and Latin America should return to pre-pandemic levels by 2024.