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Brazil has a "reciprocal visa policy," which means that it requires visas of citizens from countries that require visas of Brazilians. Americans, Canadians, Australians, and New Zealand citizens all need visas (UK citizens do not) which can be obtained by applying at Brazilian embassies and consulates. Visas are valid up to 90 days before your arrival, then another 90 once you have arrived.  If your visa expires while you are there, you can renew it for another 90 days.

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Brazil requires all visitors to be vaccinated for yellow fever.

money.jpg (5280 bytes)Currency
The Brazilian currency, the Real, fluctuates widely. At the time of this content was created, the exchange rate was approximately 1.15 reales to the dollar.

Portuguese is Brazil's native language

It is recommended that visitors drink bottled water

Shops and most offices are open Monday through Friday from 9 am. to 6 p.m. and from 9 am to 1pm on Saturday. Banks are open on Monday through Friday from 10am to 4:00pm. Most shopping centers and malls remain open until 10pm.  Many pharmacies and small stores are also open on Sunday. 

hrglas4.gif (345 bytes)Time Zones
There are four time zones in Brazil. 

zap2.gif (211 bytes)Electric Current
110 or 120 volts 


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