Citizens from many countries do not require a visa to visit Brazil for stays of up to 90..Travel Health
Vaccinations recommended for travel to Brazil are Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Tetanus and..Local Currency
Brazil’s currency is the real and notes are in denominations of R$100, 50, 10, 5, 2 and..Weather
Brazil is a large country which has varied climates. The arid interior ranges from hot..Local Customs
In general, Brazilians are a fun-loving people with the Southerners being a little colder..Languages
The official language of Brazil is Portuguese spoken throughout the entire country...Transport Options
The main international airports in Brazil are Sao Paulo (GRU) (Guarulhos), Rio de Janeiro..Travel Tips
There are a few travel scams to be aware of when visiting Brazil. Around banks or..Local Food
Brazil’s cuisine is varied and caters for all tastes ranging from European, North..Local Timezones
The time in most of Brazil is three hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-3). This is..Dutyfree Limits
The following goods may be imported into Brazil by persons over 18 years of age without..
Citizens from many countries do not require a visa to visit Brazil for stays of up to 90 days - this includes New Zealand, the UK and Ireland and South Africa.
Visas are required for entry to Brazil for Australian, Canadian and US citizens amongst others. Please note that getting a Brazilian visa can be a lengthy process and consular officials can be quite inflexible about applications meeting certain criteria - so allow yourself plenty of time for processing of the visa and make sure you fulfill all requirements of the local consulate or embassy where you are making the application.
All travellers must be in possession of a passport with minimum 6month validity and proof of onward or return tickets and sufficient funds to cover their stay.
Visas are generally valid for 90 days from date of issue, although this is at the discretion of Brazilian immigration officials. Tourist visas can be used for multiple entry within the period of validity and can be extended up to a further 90 days, provided the application is made at least two weeks before the expiration of the visa. Visitors should apply in Brazil to the federal police and this must be done before the visa expires or there is a risk of deportation.
There is a departure tax for Brazil of R$115 which is usually included in the airline ticket price.
As entry requirements may change from time to time it is strongly advised that you check with the department of foreign affairs or your local consulate or embassy for the current requirements.
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We strongly advise that all Australian travellers check the latest travel advice on the Australian Government Smart Traveller site.
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