Brazil Travel Information

From: Brazil Travel Guide

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Brazil Travel Information

Capital
Brasilia

Government
Democratic with universal suffrage.

Language
Portuguese

Religion
Roman Catholic

Electricity
Supply in general is 60HZ 110/220 V with 127 V also found in some states including Rio de Janeiro, Bahia and Sao Paulo and 240 V found in Fortaleza
Plug Types: A,B and C

Currency
Brazil's currency is the Real (BRL) and is divided into 100 centavos and is available in both coin and note form and the symbol used is R$. Coins are available in 5, 10, 25 and 50 centavos and R$1 with note denominations available in 2, 5,10, 20, 50 and 100.

Drive
Traffic drives on the right hand side

World Time Zone
GMT -3

International Code
Calling Code is +55

Emergency Telephone Numbers

Travel Visa and Passport Information
For travel into Brazil you will require a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining on it after entry date into Brazil and you will need to show a return airline ticket or show other means of how and when you will leave the country. It is also important to retain your immigration landing card which you receive and have stamped on entry to Brazil as you will require this to leave Brazil. A Yellow Fever Certificate will be required if you are travelling in from a country known for outbreaks.

Brazil has a reciprocal visa policy, with visitors from Australia, Canada and the United States of America required to obtain a tourist visa in advance as they are not available at the airport, whereas visitors from the United Kingdom and most Nationals from EU countries do not require a visa, however you are advised to check with your embassy regarding visa requirements which are valid for 90 days from the date of issue.

International Airport
There are numerous International Airports throughout Brazil such as:

National Dish
Feijoada

National Drink
Caipirinha

National Dance
Samba


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