Do you need a visa? To find out if you need a visa to travel to Brazil, check here.
Visas required to enter Brazil are issued by the Brazilian consulates abroad. Citizens from Mercosur member counties are not required to present a visa, only the passport or a valid identification document. Citizens from the European Union and many other countries are also not required to issue a visa, they are only required to present a passport. To check if you need a visa to travel to Brazil, access the Consulate’s Website.
Citizens from Australia, Canada, USA, and Japan can easily get the E-visa, which can be obtained online or on cellphone and tablet apps.
The proceeding to request an E-Visa is simple: upload a photo, the image of the passport page containing your personal data and address (optional). Complete the form, pay the tax and download the visa. During your trip, present a printed copy or a digital image of your E-Visa. In Brazil, the Federal Police works integrated with E-Visa, which in the near future will be accepted at the E-Gates in the Brazilian airports, currently exclusive for the Brazilian citizens. E-Visa is valid for two years and costs USD 40, less than the traditional visa. Bearing an E-Visa does not forbids tourists from obtaining their traditional visa at the Brazilian consulates.
Learn more details about the documents required and proceedings to obtain a visa consulting the Brazilian embassy or consulate in your country.
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Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, located on Governor’s Island is easily accessible by modern highways, the center and the south of the city, where the major hotels. Twenty-six international airlines and all Brazilian airlines operating at the airport.
The Santos Dumont Airport, located in the city center, operates regional flights linking the main cities of the country, business jets and smaller aircraft. An excellent taxi service and bus links the airport to the main hotels and residential areas.
Most tourists have a good experience when arriving in Brazil, but, especially in the big cities, you must be careful not to become targeted by thugs. See below our tips about safety during your trip:
Upon arriving at the airport, look for registered cabs.
Whenever you need to open your wallet in public, avoid exposing big cash notes.
Do not place your wallet or your phone in the back pockets of your pants, especially in places that are very busy and full.
Do not carry large amounts of cash in your wallet, purse or bag. Take only small amounts in the country’s currency for daily expenditures.
If you have to take a lot of money, keep it in bags used inside your clothing, closed with zippers or velcro strap and tied with elastic around your waist.
Avoid leaving with important documents and, if you have more than one credit card, take only one. In case your credit card gets stolen, you will have another card for future spending.
Leave your passport where you are staying and take only a certified copy of it.
Use the safe where you are staying, if the place has one, to keep your money, original passport, credit cards, and other important items.
Most thefts occur in places where there are large concentrations of people, like markets, subway stations, bus stations, and full buses. Luggage theft is also common in airport lounges. Keep an eye out.
Avoid walking through empty places or neighborhoods indicated as dangerous by the local residents. This advice is especially important in large cities and to people who are traveling alone.
Be wary of people who offer a ride in a non-registered cab, at the airport or in any other location.
If you go to the beach, don’t leave your belongings in the sand while you go into the water.
If you rent a car, don’t leave any luggage or bags visible inside. If this is unavoidable, try to park the vehicle in a safe place, where there is policing.