Brazil Useful Information
Brazil does not currently require any vaccinations or immunizations for US citizens entering the country, but yellow fever vaccinations are recommended for travelers who plan to visit the following Brazilian destinations: Manaus-City, Manaus-Amazon, Pantanal, Iguassu Falls, Ouro Preto, Belo Horizonte, and Maura Peninsula. Also keep in mind that the vaccine should be taken at least 10 days prior to departure, and always consult your physician or health practitioner about recommended procedures or immunizations, when traveling to foreign countries. Brazilian Consulate
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Safety and Security:
The Brazilian currency is the Real noted as 'R$'. The decimal in Brazil is marked with a comma, and the Brazilian Real is divided into 100 Centavos.
Credit cards are widely accepted in large cities in Brazil, in restaurants, hotels, and stores.
Always advise your credit card issuers when you intend to use your cards abroad. Traveler's checks are always a safe way to carry money when traveling internationally. ATMs are widely available throughout Brazil's cities.
Time Zone:
The Brazilian territory is located West of the Greenwich Meridian, and has 4 time zones, ranging from minus-2-hours in relation to Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT) to minus-5-hours. The official time zone for Brazil (Rio, Sao Paulo) is 2 hours later than New York, U.S. Eastern Standard Time (EST), Current Time in Brazil.
Please note that Brazil adopts an annual Daylight Savings Time, usually from October through February, when clocks are moved forward by 1 hour in the Southeastern, Southern, Northern and Center-West Regions.
110 V / 220 V 60 Hz. Outlets are often a combination of Type A, Type B, and Type C, and can accept either plug. In the states of Bahia, Parana (including Curitiba), Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais, voltage found may be 127V - 220V is probably found in hotels. Fortaleza has 240V.
Brazilian Food: