The document must be valid for a minimum of 6 months upon arrival in Brazil and contain at least one blank page.
Please check with your national authorities whether you do need a VISA to enter Brazil. For several countries, a visa is not required for a tourist stay of up to 90 days. Please note: the information regarding the validity of passport and visa is subject to significant change. Always consult the latest information via the Brazilian Embassy.
Mains voltage and sockets
The official socket type in Brazil is type N (standard NBR 14136), which is used only in Brazil. These sockets have three round holes and are grounded. They are often also suitable for the type C flat plug that we are familiar with. However, always pay attention to the voltage, which in Sao Paulo is equal to 127 V.
Bring light, large amounts of linen with you. A raincoat or poncho can come in handy during a downpour. Also pack a (fleece) sweater or cardigan for the cooler evenings. For the nightlife and more expensive restaurants, smart clothing is required.
Essential are sunglasses, a hat or cap and sunscreen.
The official currency in Brazil is the Brazilian Real (BRL) – often symbols such as R $.
Bank cards and credit cards are accepted in many places, but not everywhere.
Brazil has sufficient ATMs and a reasonable number of POS terminals in the cities and regions; beyond that, the number of machines is small.
Keep in mind that ATMs are often located in areas that are closed in the evening and at night for security reasons
Using a bank card is usually cheaper than using a credit card. If the bank of credit card company charges a huge amount, frequent use of a debit card (both debit and credit card) is not recommended for small amounts.
Only bottled and tap water in hotels that are clearly labeled as drinking water can be used safely. For example, if you want to wash vegetables or fruit with tap water, you must first boil the water.
Only eat well-cooked meat and fish, cooked vegetables and peeled fruit.
Vaccinations are not mandatory for Brazil – but a DTP vaccination and protection against hepatitis A are recommended.
Wear protective clothing and use an insect repellent on exposed skin, preferably with DEET. Also use a mosquito net to sleep under