Spain receives 49 more tourists from brazil despite the diplomatic conflict

Brazil and Russia are two issuers emerging markets most important to Spain in the short term, since others like India or China will not provide significant volumes of tourists and spending until 2020 or beyond, according to suggest experts.

As you will be recalled, Brazil has set new entry requirements for Spanish tourists, which will enter into force on 2 April, in response to the conditions imposed by Spain at the entrance of Brazilian travelers.

And the Brazilian authorities are protesting for a long time before the Spanish as a result of the large number of Brazilian passengers who are forbidden entry into Spain once landing in our country.

According to data from the Government of Brazil, in 2007 denied entry to Spain to 3.103 Brazilian citizens. However, this figure has been reduced in recent years: 2.196 rejected in 2008; 1.695 in 2010; and close to a thousand from January to August 2011.

But beyond the figures, some cases – such as that of a 24-year Brazilian student who was held 48 hours by the Spanish authorities – have aroused public indignation in Brazil.

There’s reciprocity in the regulations to be applied in Brazilian airports to Spanish travelers as of April 2.

The highest rigidity in compliance with the entry requirements will apply only to Spanish tourists and not to citizens of countries in the Schengen area. Speaking to the news agency Efe, a spokesman for the Division of immigration of the Ministry of foreign of Brasilia justified this measure in the rigour with which Spanish police applied the rules of entry at the airport of Barajas.

Imperative of the Schengen area

As reported by Turespaña, agency responsible for the international promotion of Spain abroad, dependent on the Ministry of industry, energy and tourism, since 2007 “by the imperative of the Schengen zone” is being applied to Brazilian citizens, as well as the Argentines and those of other countries, the “legal requirements” to be able to circulate around European countries members of the zone. < br / > < br / > "In 2008 bilateral instruments between Brazil and Spain for the proper interpretation of these requirements were created and these measures have not worsened the expectations of growth as a transmitter of tourism to Spain, since 2011 showed a growth of 49% over the previous year,” recalls Turespaña.

“reported us to our office in Sao Paulo the interest by Espa”na as destination continues to grow, and both the Embassy and the Consulate make effort to make it easier for Brazilians to the Schengen requirements”, explains Turespaña.

For its part, the Spanish Foreign Ministry has reported that the channel of dialogue that opened in 2008 with the Brazilian authorities still open in order to “strengthen cooperation and avoid misunderstandings”.

Other countries

in any case, Spain is not the only destination that seeks to strike a balance when it comes to facilitating the entry of tourists from emerging BRIC bloc economies and at the same time prevent illegal immigration problems.

For example, the President of the United States, Barack Obama, has signed this year an executive order to increase 40% capacity of issuing tourist visas at its consulates in China and Brazil.


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