Information about Brazil
Population: 193 946 886 (2012)
Capital: Brasilia 2,562,963 hab. (2010)
Official Languages: portugués
Main cities: Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Salvador de Bahia, Belo Horizonte, Fortaleza, Recife, Brasilia, Manaos, Belen, Florianópolis, Curitiba, Santos.
According to your nationality, before planning your trip, please check with the embassy or consulate of Brazil in your country of residence Brazil, if you need Visa in order to enter the country. Make sure to have the health insurance required and the valid passport, as well.
In addition to passport and visa, if you plan to travel to Brazil, whether for business or pleasure, we suggest to review the following information: International Airports - Airport Safety Rules - baggage allowance, size and weight restrictions - Most visited cities - Driving in Brazil - Electricity - Time Zone - Business hours - National Holidays - Weights and Measures - Rules of Etiquette and Commercial PracticesCurrency: Real R$ (BRL)
Time Zone: from (GMT-5) to (GMT-2), considering the official time of reference (GMT-3)
Vaccination data up to july 2012:
- Obligatory vaccines: Yellow fever if coming from an endemic country
- Recommended vaccines: Yellow Fever. (if you are visiting the states of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Goiás, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso del Sur, Pará, Rondonia, Roraima, Tocatins, and some endemic areas of Bahia, Parana, Piaui, Rio Grande do Sul, Sao Paulo, north of Espiritu Santo and west of Santa Catarina and Iguazu Falls. The follow cities are not endemic areas: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Salvador, Recife and Fortaleza), Hepatitis A, Tetanus-diphtheria, Pertussis, MMR vaccine.