Brazil international travel guide in 2024

Brazil international travel guide in 2024

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Brazil has a population of 206M with main currency as Brazilian Real. The languages spoken are Portuguese. Brazil travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Automatic teller machines are everywhere in Brazil. Internet speed in Brazil is on average 4.1 Mbps.In Brazil you drive on the right side.

Brazil travel advice

Exercise a high degree of caution
Heavy rainfall is causing significant flooding in the State of Rio Grande do Sul. There's damage to infrastructure and essential services. Transport may be disrupted. A state of emergency has been declared in some cities. If you're in an affected area, follow the advice of local authorities and monitor the media for updates. There's an increase in cases of dengue in Brazil (see 'Health'). You do not need a visa to enter Brazil for short stays. (see 'Travel'). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Brazil due to the threat of violent crime.

Issue Date : May 6, 2024

Brazil weather

Brazil essential details

Plugs

Brazil uses 127/220V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type N.

Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Portuguese

Money in Brazil

Currencies

Brazil uses the Brazilian real (symbol: R$), code BRL.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 reals. Real is subdivided into 100 centavos. Coins come in denominations of 1 real and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 centavos.

ATM

Automatic teller machines are everywhere in Brazil. Pretty much anywhere you look there will be an ATM. Brazil has one of the highest ATM densities in the world.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Internet in Brazil

Internet

Internet speed in Brazil is on average 4.1 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Brazil is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 86.83 BRL, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 7 telecoms: Algar Telecom, Claro, Nextel, Oi, Sercomtel, TIM or Vivo. Brazil uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 and GSM 1900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Brazil upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Calling

To call Brazil, dial +, then 55 (the country code for Brazil), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Brazil, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 11 .

Driving in Brazil

Road rules

In Brazil you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 40-60 km/h (24-37 mph) in all built-up areas, 60-80 km/h (37-49 mph) on undivided highways, 80-120 km/h (49-74 mph) on motorways and 80-120 km/h (49-74 mph) on expressways.

Emergecy

Police
112, 113
Ambulance
118
Fire department
115

Brazil map

Brazil visa advice

If you're considering exploring Brazil beyond the usual transit spots, our comprehensive guide on Brazil transit visa offers deeper insights and broader options for travelers of different nationalities. For those transiting through other countries en route to Brazil, understanding Brazil Transit Visa requirements is crucial to ensure a smooth journey.

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The information in the site should be used as a guide only. You are advised to contact your local official mission/consulate/embassy and ensure you have the latest information. We take no responsibility.