Brazil international travel guide

Brazil

Brazil is part of Americas with main city at Brasilia. It's usually 🌤️ 25.65 °C in Brazil with a rainfall of 🌧 216.17 mm. Internet speed in Brazil is on average 4.1 Mbps. In Brazil you drive on the right side. Its Developing country with a population of 206M people. The main currency is Brazilian Real. The languages spoken are Portuguese. Automatic teller machines are everywhere in Brazil. Current travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~25.65 °C   🌧 ~216.17 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 206M people

Advice

🛡️ Travel safety

Exercise a high degree of caution

Brazil’s annual Carnival festivals will take place in Rio de Janeiro from 21 to 26 February 2020. Some festival events also occur in the weeks before and after the event. Expect large crowds and an increase of foreign visitors to Brazil, particularly to the larger cities. Be alert to your personal security. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in Brazil.

issued date: February 19, 2020

General

🔌 Sockets

Brazil uses 127/220V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type N.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Portuguese

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Brazil uses the Brazilian real (symbol: R$), code BRL.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 reals. Real is subdivided into 100 centavos. Coins come in denominations of 1 real and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 centavos.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are everywhere in Brazil. Pretty much anywhere you look there will be an ATM. Brazil has one of the highest ATM densities in the world.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Brazil is on average 4.1 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Brazil is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 86.83 BRL, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 7 telecoms: Algar Telecom, Claro, Nextel, Oi, Sercomtel, TIM or Vivo. Brazil uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 and GSM 1900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Brazil upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Brazil, dial +, then 55 (the country code for Brazil), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Brazil, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 11 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In Brazil you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 40-60 km/h (24-37 mph) in all built-up areas, 60-80 km/h (37-49 mph) on undivided highways, 80-120 km/h (49-74 mph) on motorways and 80-120 km/h (49-74 mph) on expressways.

🆘 Emergency

Police

112, 113

Ambulance

118

Fire department

115

Last updated: February 22, 2020