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Identity Card:
  • Capital Arm & iacute; lia

  • Largest city: atilde S & o Paulo

  • People 194,000,000

  • Constitution: Federal Republic

  • Language : Portuguese, Spanish

  • Religion : Catholicism, Protestantism

    Entry requirements:
    • Visa : Tourist visas are granted on site, at the airport or at border crossings. They are valid for 90 days, renewable once subject to 50 euros.

    • Passport : The date of validity of your passport must be after at least 3 months from the date of validity of your tourist visa .

      • Currency : Real

      • Currency rates : 1 real = 0.42

      • Change You can exchange your money at the airport, this is where you will have the best rates. Exchange offices are almost impossible to find outside of major cities.

      • Payment Cards Few shops accept foreign credit cards, always remember to have cash on you. It is possible to remove Reals from an ATM if you have an international credit card, careful against the transaction really is not given.

      • Budget stay 1 Week 300-600 Euro

        • Restaurants
          Cheap : less than 10 € / person
          Average : 10-20 € / person
          Premium . more than 30 € / person.

          • accommodation
            Cheap : less than 15 € / night
            Average : 30-50 € / night
            Premium : more than 100 € / night


            How to get there?

            • By Air: Most travelers begin their journey to Brazil by landing in Rio atilde or S & o Paulo. Airline tickets are cheaper than in February (after Carnival) to May and August to November.

            • By bus: Buses distances connect the capitals of South America, including Buenos Aires, Asunción & oacute; n, Montevideo, Santiago de Chile, São Paolo and Lima. Be aware that a trip like this can take more than 3 days. You can buy the ticket on:

              On site:

              • voitur th The road network is in good condition and largely covers the country. However closely the conduct of the Brazilian is very aggressive.

              • Bus The bus is probably the best way to travel economically, plus it will allow you to go almost anywhere. Some bus companies are now offering the sale of tickets through the Internet, in some cases buying ahead can split the ticket price by two.

              • train The train is almost non-existent, forgetting .

              • plane Many national airlines provide internal links, with a wide choice of schedules and prices: it is possible to travel by plane in any condition from Brazil. You should consider getting a Brazil Air Pass, offered by TAM and Gol.

                • Vaccinations vaccine mandatory against yellow fever for travelers from the following countries: French Guyana, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela

                • Tips : It is recommended to consult your doctor and purchase travel insurance before departure .

                  • Rules for staying safe in Brazil:

                  • First of all avoid looking like a tourist, and to walk handmade card with shorts and flip flops. Generally, tourists (gringos) are considered easy targets.

                  • In Rio, avoid to walk after dark and never go to the Copacabana beach at night, this really sucks, (theft, prostitution, begging ..)

                  • In all crowded places, be aware of pickpockets.

                  • Do not go into the favelas not!

                  • By car the night outside the tourist areas, avoid stopping at the stop sign and lights to avoid carjacking, just look if someone comes and proceed.

                  • The night in Rio, prefer the taxi rather than public transport, it is safest to book a taxi by phone than to look into the street.

                  • In Sao Paulo as in Rio, do not go on the beaches at night.

                  • In case of aggression, not to resist the aggressor who could make use of a weapon.

                  • Please note during a cash withdrawal at an ATM, make sure that there is someone behind you, there is no system that seeing your code or clone your map No. is installed on the distributor.

                    • Climate The seasons are reversed from the Northern Hemisphere, July and August are the winter months. The climate is tropical in the north with a dry season and a wet season, it is temperate in the south and on the coast, generally it is warm all year in Brazil.

                    • Average temperatures 28 & deg; C in January to 25 & deg; C in August in Rio .

                    • Best time to reach : The hottest months are December, January and February .

                      Daily life:
                      • Time difference : UTC -2 to -5

                      • Electrical Outlets : 127V / 60Hz (only some cities like S & atilde o Paulo use 220v)

                      • Calling code 00 55

                      • internet, wifi Cyber ​​cafes are abundant throughout Brazil. If you have your laptop with you, more and more cafes offer free wifi.

                      • Shopping hours: The opening hours are usually from 8-9 pm to 17-18 pm. Banks are open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 16 pm. shops tend to close for lunch on Saturday and only reopen on Monday. Shopping centers are usually open from 10 am to 22 pm Monday to Saturday and 15 am to 21 pm on Sunday.