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Brazil Travel Insurance

Samba, football, carnivals, rainforests and beautiful beaches aren't the only reasons you should plan to visit the charmingly wonderful country of Brazil.

The astounding sight of Iguazu Falls is one of the most famous natural attractions in a country which has over 60 National Parks, and the well-preserved historic town of Ouro Preto contains incredible colonial architecture left from the gold rush at the end of the 17th century.

Head to Fernando de Noronha, a stunning archipelago with pure beaches, stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife. You could even snorkel or dive in the warm waters and explore some of the most untouched parts of Brazil.

Why choose Alpha if you’re travelling to Brazil?

We are travel insurance specialists, and genuinely believe that our policies can offer policies to suit your needs at a budget-friendly price. Furthermore, you don’t have to worry about sifting through hundreds of options – our policies all offer the same great levels of cover, all you have to do is choose the excess you would like to pay in the event of a claim.

What to do in Brazil

With so many options of things to do in this culturally rich country, it can be difficult to decide what you should prioritise. We have come up with a few suggestions for you:

Rio Janeiro Main Landmarks Tour

Cassorova Eco Park

Half Day Brazilian Flavours Walking Food Tour

*Prices and information correct as at August 2018

Advice for travelling to Brazil


We would always recommend that you are up to date with all of your boosters before travelling, such as MMR and the diphtheria-tetanus-polio vaccines. We also recommend that you discuss having the following vaccines with your doctor before travelling to Brazil:

Some travellers will also require:

Please confirm with your GP at least 4-6 weeks before travelling and check here for more information.

Entry Requirements

Most British nationals will be able to enter without a visa – but please ensure you check with the Brazilian Consulate before travelling.

You will have to confirm the reason of your stay and provide information that demonstrates you have enough money for the duration of your trip, as well as providing details of where you are staying and evidence you are returning to the UK.

Make sure your passport is stamped and that you keep hold of your immigration landing card as you may be fined on departure if not.

Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months from the date you arrive.

If you are under 18 or you are travelling with your children without their other parent – please ensure you take a letter of authorisation to travel from any parent not travelling.

Useful Info:

CurrencyBrazilian Real -
Click here for the current exchange rate.
Capital CityBrasilia
Population Over 210,000,000
Emergency InfoFederal Police: 194

Civil Police: 197

Military Police: 190

Ambulance: 192

Fire Brigade: 193
Tipping ProtocolSome restaurants will automatically add 10% to the bill.
If there isn’t then you can leave as much or little as you like, although 15% is the standard amount.
Drinking Age18 years old.
WeatherBetween November and March in the south and south east is rainy season.
This is between April and July in the north east.

This has been known to cause flash floods and landslides.
SeasonsSpring – September until December

Summer – December until March

Autumn – March until June

Winter – June until September
Languages spokenPortuguese
PhrasesHello – Olá

Good Morning – Bom Dia

How are you? – Como você está?

How much please – Quanto custa por favor

Good night – Boa noite
Plug Type127V – 220V
Driving sideRight Hand Side
Local Laws/CustomsGambling is prohibited.

Do not use your mobile phone in banks as this is against the law.
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