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General Information

The official language of Brazil is Portuguese.

The national currency of Brazil is Real (R$) (BRL).

1 BRL equals  .
equals  BRL.

Location

Brazil

The distance from to Brazil is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Brazil. Exercise increased caution in Brazil due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

Your travel destination belongs to the 20 countries with the highest criminality. Always remember to be careful.

The criminality index of Brazil is 69. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 190 to call the police in Brazil.

LGBT

Brazil has a score of 0 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Brazil ranks #68 worldwide.

Brazil does not have legal restrictions on same-sex marriage, relations, or events coordinated by LGBTI organizations. However, according to the 2017 Human Rights Report, violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) individuals was a serious concern, with local NGOs reporting that in the first half of 2017, 117 LGBTI persons were victims of hate killings.

Travel Vaccinations

Your country is on the list of confirmed local Zika virus transmissions. Zika is transmitted by mosquito bites. No vaccine is yet available for the prevention or treatment of Zika virus infections.

All travelers to Brazil should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Brazil:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Malaria
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Brazil to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Brazil differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Brazil, the standard voltage is 127 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
  • Type N
Weather

The temperature difference between Brazil and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Brazil. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Light rain throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 71–98°F  /  22–36°C 76% 59%
Sat November 09 70–98°F  /  21–37°C 78% 69%
Sun November 10 71–97°F  /  22–36°C 75% 77%
Mon November 11 72–96°F  /  22–36°C 76% 80%
Tue November 12 72–96°F  /  22–35°C 79% 80%
Wed November 13 72–97°F  /  22–36°C 77% 41%
Thu November 14 74–96°F  /  23–35°C 76% 57%
Fri November 15 73–95°F  /  23–35°C 84% 90%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:02 am and sets at 06:34 pm. This equates to 12.5 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Brazil, it is in . When the sun sets in Brazil, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Brazil is 4.69 BRL. Every kilometer costs an additional 2.12 BRL. Every hour of waiting time costs 24.62 BRL.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Brazil.

The minimum driving age is 18.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 4.00 BRL in Brazil.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 17.93 BRL.

The minimum age to purchase alcohol in Brazil is 18.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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