Brazil FAQ

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When is the best time to travel to Brazil?

The best time to travel to Rio de Janeiro, Buzios, Sao Paulo, and Salvador, is October to April. Iguazu Falls has a tropical climate and can be visited year-round. For the Amazon, the best time to travel is during the low water season, which runs from June to November. And, for the Pantanal, the best to to travel is during the low water season as well, which runs from April to October. The best time for spotting Jaguars in the Pantanal is during the two driest months of September and October.

What are the best places to visit in Brazil?

What are the passport/visa requirements for American and other citizens traveling to Brazil?

U.S., Australian, British, and Canadian citizens require a passport valid for at least six months from date of entry, an onward or return ticket, and proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay. Citizens of other countries are advised to contact the Brazilian embassy in their country before traveling.

What vaccinations are required for travel to Brazil?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website provides recommended and/or required vaccinations for each country. For Brazil, it recommends that you should be up-to-date with routine shots such as measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and that you get your yearly flu shot. It also recommends that you get vaccinated for Hepatitis A and Typhoid, and Hepatitis B, depending upon your travel plans. Since rabies can be found in bats and other mammals in Brazil, rabies vaccine is recommended if you will be involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put you at risk for animal bites, such as adventure travel and caving. The CDC recommends yellow fever vaccination if you are traveling to the entire states of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Distrito Federal (including the capital city of Brasília), Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima, and Tocantins, and designated areas of the following states: Bahia, Paraná, Piauí, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, and São Paulo. It recommends yellow fever vaccination for travelers visiting Iguazu Falls. Vaccination is not recommended for travelers who are visiting the cities of Fortaleza, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, and São Paulo. You should see a health-care provider at least 4-6 weeks before your trip to allow time for your vaccines to take effect.

There is a relatively low risk of malaria for travel to the states of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Maranhaõ, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima, and Tocantins. It is also present in urban areas, including, cities such as Belem, Boa Vista, Macapa, Manaus, Maraba, Porto Velho, and Santarem. Talk to your doctor about how you can prevent malaria while traveling.

What are the standard wall currents and electrical socket shapes in Brazil?

Voltage: 127/220 V; Frequency: 60 HZ; Plugs: Type A (Flat blade attachment plug), Type B (Flat blades with round grounding pin), Type C (European 2-pin), and Type I (two flat oblique blades that form an inverted V and a grounding blade).

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