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Overview
Brazil

Brazil is famously hospitable to international visitors, but there are still many things to think about and prepare for before your Brazil holiday.

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Visas
Brazil

British citizens can enter Brazil for up to 90 days without a visa, as can citizens of most other countries. For more details and information contact the Brazilian embassy or your Travel Butler.

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Inoculations
Brazil

Vaccinations are not required when travelling to Brazil from the UK, though proof of a yellow fever vaccination is usually required if you will be arriving from Bolivia, Colombia or Peru. Vaccinations for hepatitis A and tetanus are also recommended, and yellow fever vaccinations and antimalarial medication may be needed if you are visiting certain regions.

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When to go
Brazil

Brazil is a year-round destination, though depending on where you're planning to go, the winter months (June to August in the Southern Hemisphere) can bring excess rain and cold temperatures in southern regions, making other times of the year preferable. If you're planning a trip to escape the cold winter back home, December to March is Brazil's summer. Temperatures during this time can exceed 35 degrees Celsius, tourist areas become crowded and prices rise, but it can all be worthwhile to catch the unparalleled Rio Carnival in February and March. The Amazon region is a special case, where temperatures are relatively stable throughout the year, but most rain falls in summer, making the drier months of June to August the best time for exploring the rainforest.

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Currency
Brazil

The Brazilian real is the official currency.

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Electrical
Brazil

There are regional variations in the voltages and plugs, which include A, B and C type plugs. If you want to use your British electronics in Brazil, we recommend bringing a universal adaptor and power converter.

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Travel insurance
Brazil

Make sure your travel insurance covers you for all the activities you plan to undertake while on holiday. Speak to your expert for advice about choosing the right travel insurance.

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What to pack
Brazil

Brazil is warm for most of the year, but when packing you should bear the season and your planned activities in mind. Remember that the seasons in the Southern Hemisphere are the opposite of ours. Some items cannot be brought into the country unless you have a permit, including any unprocessed foods. Some useful items to pack include:

  • Passport
  • Power adaptor
  • Hat, sunglasses and sun cream
  • Swimsuit
  • Flip flops
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Raincoat
  • Backpack

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