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BRAZIL TRAVEL TIPS

Time Zone

UTC-5 in Rio Branco. UTC-4 in Manaus. UTC-3 in Belem and Sinop. UTC-3 in Sao Paulo and Fernando de Noronha.  

Language

The official language of Brazil is Portuguese.

Currency

The currency is the Brazilian Real.

Tipping

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.

Weather

For full details on climate, please see Best Time to Go.

Health

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.

Electricity

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.

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