Brazil destination information

All you need to know before visiting Brazil

Brazil summary

Brazil is an immense country with around 206M Brazilian. Official language is Portuguese. Brazil uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is from UTC-05:00 to UTC-02:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Brazil is Brazilian Real (BRL).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 69
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 40

ATMs in Brazil are Available everywhere. Internet speed in Brazil is on average 4.1 Mbps. In Brazil you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Sao Paulo
🗣️ Portuguese
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 206M ☀️ ~25 °C 🌧 ~146 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 8516k km2 (3288k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

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

Languages 🗣️

  • Portuguese


Currency 💱

1 BRL = 0.24 USD

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.

ATM 🏧🏦

Available everywhere

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.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Brazil uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 and GSM 1900.

Roaming 🌐

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.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :

112, 113

Ambulance :


Fire department :


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 .

international: + 55 11 1234567
calling local: 011 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Brazil is on average 4.1 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Brazil is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

SIM Card #️⃣

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.


Rules 🚗

In Brazil you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

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.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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