1.) Yes, passports and visas are required for citizen’s even infants of the U.S, Canada and Australia for entry to Brazil. U.K and New Zealand citizens need only a passport. Business travelers may need a special business visa.
Brazilian Consulate General in Washington, D.C.
1030 15th Street, N.W.
Washington , D.C. 20005
Phone: (202) 461-3000
Fax: (202) 461-3001
Jurisdiction: District of Columbia, states of Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and North American bases (excepting Guam).
Brazilian Consulate General in Atlanta
3500 Lenox Road, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 949-2400
Fax: (404) 949-2402
Jurisdiction: States of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Brazilian Consulate General in Boston
20 Park Plaza, Suite 810
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 542-4000
Fax: (617) 542-4318
Jurisdiction: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.
Brazilian Consulate General in Chicago
401 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1850
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 464-0244
Fax: (312) 464-0299
Jurisdiction: States of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Brazilian Consulate General in Hartford
One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06173
Phone: (860) 760-3139
Jurisdiction: States of Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Brazilian Consulate General in Houston
1233 West Loop South
Park Tower North, Suite 1150
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: (713) 961-3063
Fax: (713) 961-3070
Jurisdiction: States of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Brazilian Consulate General in Los Angeles
8484 Wilshire Blvd., Suites 711/730
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: (323) 651-2664
Fax: (323) 651-1274
E-mail: info@brazilian-consulate. org
Jurisdiction: States of Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and in California, the counties of Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura.
Brazilian Consulate General in Miami
80 SW 8th Street, Suite 2600
Miami, FL 33130-3004
Phone: (305) 285-6200
Fax: (305) 285-6229
Fax on demand for information and forms: (305) 285-6259
Jurisdiction: States of Florida, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
Brazilian Consulate General in New York
1185 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), 21st Floor
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (917) 777-7777
Fax: (212) 827-0225
Jurisdiction: States of Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and the Bermuda Islands.
Brazilian Consulate General in San Francisco
300 Montgomery Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA, 94104
Phone: (415) 981-8170
Fax: (415) 986-4625
E-mail: email@example.com - General
firstname.lastname@example.org - Consular Section
email@example.com - Cultural Section
Jurisdiction: States of Oregon, Washington, Alaska and in the state of California, the counties of Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba.
2.) For travel anywhere in Brazil, it is recommended that you have updated vaccines for diphtheria, tetanus, and polio. Children must additionally have current inoculations against measles, mumps, and rubella.
An international of vaccination against yellow fever is required coming from certain countries – Angola, gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, French Guiana, Liberia, Sierra Leon, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire. Also for those that are going to this Brazilian places: Amazonas, Amapa, Federal District, Goias, Maranhao, Mato Grosso do Sul, Para, Rondonia and Tocantis, Piaui.
We also advise that if you are going to the Amazon or for Pantanal, that you get prophylactic malaria medication.
3.) Airport Tax for international flights is approximately R$ 89.00. Internal flights are taxed at about R$9.20. In addition some hotels require a city tax at U$ 1-3 per day per room.
4.) Most shops in Brazil are open from 9am-6: 30 or 7pm, weekday, and 9am-1pm on Sunday. Many shopping centers stay open as late a 10pm. Banks open 11 pm, Monday- Friday, and close at 4pm.
5.) In most restaurants and bars a 10% service fee is added to the bill. More sophisticated places if services is not included it will be stated at the bottom of the bill. (service not included).
6.) Brasilia and Recife, 220 volts. Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, 110 to 220 volts. Plugs are of the two- pin type. Most hotels provide 110-volts and 220 outlets. If you have 3 prong outlets, bring an adapter to the 2-prong system.
7.) Yes, very simple and easy. Anywhere you can find a Regular or Cell Phone. Just get a telephone card at any Magazine ender’s at the street (about $2.00) and dial 0 (Operate Company) – area code and the number. Ex: You are in Rio and want to call Buzios. Just dial 031 or 21 and 22 (Buzios area code) and the 8 telephone’s numbers. If you are calling to the same city just dial the number 8 number you want to reach it.
8.) Brazil is a tropical Country. People dress very comfortable and light clothes, special around the beach areas. Sandals is a very good option. T-shirt for hiking, swimming suits for beach, hat, sun scream and sunny glass is also a good recommendation for your best time in Brazil. . So, keep it light and simple! The weather is pleasant during the day, but bring a sweatshirt for the evening. The cooler months in Brazil are June, July and August, with warm, pleasant days and cooler nights. Enjoy the laid back style of life in Brazil like Brazilians and be ready for a great Brazil Vacations.