Brazil Travel Tips
UTC-5 in Rio Branco. UTC-4 in Manaus. UTC-3 in Belem and Sinop. UTC-3 in Sao Paulo and Fernando de Noronha.
The official language of Brazil is Portuguese.
The currency is the Brazilian Real.
Tipping at restaurants and other service establishment is usually included at 10%. This charge is technically not obligatory but usually paid. Providing a larger tip or round up is acceptable, but not expected. Gratuities for guides and drivers are not included unless otherwise stated.
For full details on climate, please see Best Time to Go.
- No immunisations are required for your trip to Brazil. Yellow fever vaccination certificate is not required.
- While safe in most major cities, it is best to avoid drinking tap water.
- Avoid eating food prepared by street vendors and salads or any raw foods.
- If you wear prescription glasses, it is advisable to bring an extra pair
- Always use sunscreen lotion even in cloudy days
- For up to date information on latest health and vaccination recommendations, please contact your doctor.
For up to date information on latest health and vaccination recommendations, please contact your doctor.
110 volts, 60 cycles AC.
Arrival and Departure Formalities
- According to Brazilian Immigration regulations, every foreign passenger entering the country must have a passport with a time validity of at least 6 months from the day of arrival.
- A valid tourist Visa is required for citizens from United States, Canadian, Australian and the UK. Tourist visas to Brazil are issued by Brazilian Consulates throughout the world. To determine the assigned Consulate General’s jurisdiction for your residence, please click here.