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South America’s largest country is a treasure trove of mega-cities, tropical beaches, jungles, and iconic sights. Rio de Janeiro is famous for beaches like Copacabana, as well as Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain overlooking the city. Sao Paolo is a modern city best known for architecture. In western Brazil, Pantanal is home to the world’s largest tropical wetland area. 


Currency: Brazilian real can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Brazil, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.

Power Points: Brazil uses a 3 circular prong plug, the only other country that uses this plug is South Africa. Obviously I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter.

Official Language: The official language of Brazil is Portuguese.

Health: There are a number of insect-borne, foodborne, waterborne and other infectious diseases and health concerns in Brazil for travellers. I would highly recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination. The tap water is generally safe to drink, however, it doesn’t taste very good so most people opt for bottled water.

Unsure about travelling during COVID? Check out the COVID travel requirements and restrictions for Brazil

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