Brazil Travel Fact File (January 2024)

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Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in South America and in Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers and with over 217 million people, Brazil is the world’s fifth-largest country by area and the seventh most populous.

Climate in Brazil

Dominated by equatorial and tropical climates, northern and central Brazil receives frequent rainfall and experiences higher temperatures. Meanwhile, southern Brazil is characterized by a humid subtropical climate. Notably, northeast Brazil exhibits a semi-arid climate, receiving less than 700 mm per year of rain.

Time Difference in Brazil

Brazil is 4 hours behind of the UK

Language in Brazil

Portuguese – Official language.

Commonly Used Words in Brazil

Hello = Oí/Olá

Goodbye = Tchau

Thank you = Obrigado

Please = Por favor

Yes = Sim

No =Não

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Which Plug Do I Need in Brazil?

For Brazil there are two associated plug types, types C and N. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins. Plug type N is the plug which has two round pins and a grounding pin. Brazil operates on a 127/220V supply voltage and 60Hz.

What is The Local Currency in Brazil?

The Brazilian real is the official currency of Brazil, abbreviated to BRL. Its currency symbol is R$. One real is subdivided into 100 centavos. The currency is issued by the Central Bank of Brazil. £100 = 621.89 R$

What Credit Cards Can I Use in Brazil?

You can use any MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover card in Argentina, although American Express and Discover are less widely accepted.

Tipping in Brazil

Tips are not included in the overall price of our treks and adventure trips, but most trekkers do tip their guides, porters, and cooks on the penultimate or final day of the trip. Tipping is a universal custom in adventure travel, but is not obligatory, so you should never feel forced into it, but it is a tradition on the trail. Tipping policies can be found through the Vamoos app for each individual trip.

Approximate Food & Drink Prices in Brazil (January 2024)

Coke/Pepsi 5.71 R$

Water 3.55 R$

Coffee 8.85 R$

Beer 15.00 R$

Inexpensive Meal 30.00 R$

Passport Validity for Brazil

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Brazil.

COVID-19 Requirements for Brazil? (January 2024)

All passengers arriving in Brazil do not need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test, or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19. For more information see the Consulate General of Brazil in London – Visiting Brazil website.

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Vaccination requirements for Brazil (other than COVID-19)

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.

Do I Need a Visa for Brazil? (January 2024)

British nationals can normally enter Brazil without a visa as a tourist. For further information about visas, see the website of the Brazilian Consulate in London.

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