BRAZIL: ENTRANCE DOCUMENTS
Documents: To enter Brazil, you must have a passport with a residual validity of at least six months at the time of entry into the country. Even children and minors need their own passport.
Entry visa: not necessary, for tourism up to 90 days of stay in the country. Citizens of some countries may be required to apply for a visa.
For the documents needed to travel to Brazil we always recommend checking the country’s official website.
BRAZIL: HEALTH INSURANCE, TRAVEL INSURANCE AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
Healthcare: Brazilian public health facilities have a fair level, while private ones are of a good level.
We recommend taking out unlimited health insurance that guarantees every type of medical expense. Such travel insurance costs only a few tens of euros, the average figure is around 50 Euros per person, and make the trip, in case of problems, much simpler.
Vaccinations: No vaccinations are mandatory. For those who visit the northern and central-western part of the country, vaccination against yellow fever is recommended.
For the Amazon and the Pantanal, malaria prophylaxis is recommended.
BRAZIL: MOBILE PHONES AND INTERNET
Telephones: The international dialing code of Brazil: 0055.
Cell Phones: The cellular technologies used in Brazil are GSM, GPRS, EDGE UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA +, LTE. Networks are widespread throughout the country, but large, sparsely populated areas lack them.
Internet: Many hotels have paid or free Internet connections, there are many Internet cafés in every city in the country.
BRAZIL: POWER PLUGS AND ELECTRIC SOCKETS
Electricity: The electric current in Brazil is 127/220 Volts, 60 Hz. A transformer is recommended, because the electric current in Brazil is not always at the same voltage. Brazil is one of the few countries that uses two types of tension. Most Brazilian states use 127 V voltage, while others use 220 V.
Electrical outlets: The power plugs and sockets in Brazil are very varied, in the country there are the following types of power plugs and sockets: A, B, C, I, N. Only the type C socket is the same as the European one. Sockets A and B are those in use also in the United States of America. The socket I is instead the one used in Australia.
As of 2010, the new Brazilian standard socket is the N type socket.
BRAZIL: CURRENCY AND BANKS
Currency: Real (R $, Real Brasileiro, BRL), divided into 100 centavos.