Brasil

FAQ

Do I need a visa to travel to Brazil?
Passport holders of the following countries are not required to obtain a visa for stays of up to 90 days: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.  Citizens of the US, Canada, Australia and Japan will need to organize their visa before arrival.

Do I need any vaccinations to travel to Brazil?
Recommended are the following: diphtheria, hepatitis A, *hepatitis B, *malaria, polio, *TB, tetanus, typhoid, *yellow fever for travellers to rural areas in the states of Acre, Amapa, Amazonas, Goias, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Para, Rondonia, Roraima, Tocantins & certain areas of Minas Gerais, Parana & Sao Paulo

* recommended in some circumstances, travellers making 3 or more visits per year, stays of more than 3 months in a rural area, high-risk occupational groups & backpackers staying more than 1 month

Is it safe to travel to Brazil?
It is commonly known that in Brazil’s big cities there is an extremely high crime rate; but this crime is mostly confined to the slum areas- and these slum areas aren’t places that you should be visiting alone.

What type of electricity is there in Brazil?
There is no standard voltage in Brazil. Most states use 110V, but some states in the north and some hotels use 220-240V, and 60 Hertz.  Electricity outlets in Brazil usually accept two types of plugs: the flat blade plug and the two round pin plug.

What is the time zone of Brazil?
There are 4 time zones in Brazil.  The time in most of Brazil visited by foreign tourists is three hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-3). This is true of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brasilia, Bahia, Minas Gerais etc

How much money will I need for my stay?
Due to the strengthening of the Real recently, travel to Brazil has become expensive for the traveller on a budget.  It is difficult to find a room for less than US$15.  Dorms are a little less, with a range from US$10-15.  Naturally, hotels in the cities and in holiday centers have a tendency to be more expensive.  Eating is relatively cheap, and a popular option are the pay by weight restaurants.

Do I need medical and travel insurance?
YES! It is highly advisable to take out medical and travel insurance before you leave your country.

Is the tap water safe to drink in Brazil?
Tap water is heavily treated in most cities giving it a rather chemical taste but it is safe to drink, provided it has been passed through a charcoal filter system. It is best to check with the hotel or restaurant management before drinking tap water. Tap water in remote areas can be unsafe even if filtered so you are advised to stick to bottled mineral water, which is widely available.

Can I hitchhike my way round Brazil?
Hitchhiking is not a safe option and it is quite a difficult to catch a ride because drivers are reluctant to give lifts because passengers are their responsibility. 

What is the international phone code to call Brazil?
The international calling code is +55.

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