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.
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 (ranging from £150 to nothing at all!).
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:
*Prices and information correct as at August 2018
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.
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.
|Currency||Brazilian Real -
Click here for the current exchange rate.
|Emergency Info||Federal Police: 194
Civil Police: 197
Military Police: 190
Fire Brigade: 193
|Tipping Protocol||Some 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 Age||18 years old.|
|Weather||Between 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.
|Seasons||Spring – September until December
Summer – December until March
Autumn – March until June
Winter – June until September
|Phrases||Hello – Olá
Good Morning – Bom Dia
How are you? – Como você está?
How much please – Quanto custa por favor
Good night – Boa noite
|Plug Type||127V – 220V|
|Driving side||Right Hand Side|
|Local Laws/Customs||Gambling is prohibited.
Do not use your mobile phone in banks as this is against the law.
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