Countries around the world are making it easier for travelers to visit on short notice. To reduce staffing expenses, many nations have adopted new e-visa processes that do away with the need for travelers to show up in person at an embassy to apply for a visa. Brazil is just one of the most recent examples of this trend, and there are numerous countries around the world where obtaining a visa is quick and easy, which makes travel planning that much simpler. All of which is good business, because making visa applications smoother translates into far more tourists. By contrast, some countries still maintain very restrictive and complicated visa requirements. Russia, for example, requires visitors to apply well in advance and have a Russian-based sponsor.