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Brazil’s lower house voted Thursday to give a 90-day waiver to foreigners who normally need a visa so they can come to the country next year for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The bill is expected to be approved by the Senate and signed by President Dilma Rousseff.
The move benefits Americans, Canadians, Japanese, Chinese and others who need visas to enter Brazil.
The bill does not require visitors to have Olympic tickets to enter.
A group of ministers will decide when the waiver period begins. The bill says the final day for arrival without a visa will be Sept. 18, 2016.