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Questions tagged [brazil]

Questions about travelling through the country of Brazil, the large Portuguese-speaking country in South America.

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TAP Portugal LHR to BSB forced shorter return date and had to pay for new return

i purchased a return plane ticket from TAP Portugal to fly from London Heathrow to BSB Brasilia ( Brasil). I planned to stay for 120 days. At check-in I was told that I could only stay in Brasil for a ...
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I am Aussie who lives and work in the UK I am travelling to Brazil but I have no visa, what are my best options? [closed]

I am Aussie who lives and work in the UK I am travelling to Brazil but I have no visa, what are my best options?
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Visiting Iguazu on 3 Sides

There is already a question about seeing two sides of Iguazu but what about all three? What is the minimal number of border crossings required to visit all 3 sides of Iguazu? Would a cycle Brazil->...
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Applying for visa outside country of origin

I am a Colombian citizen with a Colombian passport and a US tourist visa. I will be in the USA for a couple weeks and then travel straight from there to Brasil, and then straight from Brasil to ...
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What is the fee on bringing a computer from a country to another?

im planning go on a trip to USA from Brazil in june, i have the intention to buy eletronics while there to bring back to Brazil, a videocard, motherboard and such, what i must do? there is a fee of ...
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Travel to Brazil and Russia with US asylee travel document

I have Belarus citizenship but don't have a valid Belarus passport. Instead, I have US asylee travel document which indicates my Belarus citizenship. Belarus citizens don't need a visa to go to Brazil ...
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Are T2 and T3 different building at the Sao Paolo GRU Airport

I will be traveling back from Montevideo to Amsterdam with a transit via Sao Paolo Airport. I have a single ticket (booking) I found a previous thread which state that 1.30 Hours at the Sao Paolo ...
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Is a Brazilian RNE accepted by airlines or is a visa required?

I am married to a Brazilian citizen and I was recently given an RNE (Registro Nacional de Estrangeiro or National Alien Registration card). Last year, I visited Brazil with a tourist visa and this ...
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Traveling to Brazil & Argentina, passport expires in less than 3 months, will I have a problem entering?

I have a flight to Brazil in 2 days and (due to personal negligence) I just realized my passport expires in less than 3 months. My passport is Bulgarian. I don't need a visa for Brazil (up to 90 days)...
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Leaving USA to go to Brazil. Also have Irish Passport which doesn't need a visa for Brazil [duplicate]

Airline ticket was booked with USA Passport. Brazil requires Visa for USA Citizens. I have an Irish Passport. Irish Citizens do not need Visas to visit Brazil. How does USA Airline handle that? Do I ...
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How long can I travel for with 30k? [closed]

I am a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu lover. I have travelled to a couple of places in Europe to train this year during my holidays from work and have really enjoyed the experience. Anyway, I would like to ...
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Traveling from Colombia to Brazil - do I need yellow fever vaccination?

So I’m in kind of a difficult situation. I just realised that I might need proof of having had the yellow fever vaccination to get into Brazil. I’m leaving to Brazil in 4 days and I am planning on ...
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How to look for a photography “fixer” in Brazil?

I'm a non-professional photographer looking to visit Rio and possibly Sao Paulo, I'm interested in shooting the life in the favellas but understand that it is a rather risky proposition in terms of ...
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What countries does a Calafia Airlines flight from Mexico to Brazil pass through?

The cheapest flights from Mexico to Brazil are with Calafia Airlines. However, I can't understand what countries it flies through. From Mexico to Brazil directly? Or via the USA? In Wikipedia, CSL ...
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Do I need a transit visa for Brazil?

I am an Indian passport holder studying in Guyana, South America. I am going back to India for vacation on August 28, 2018 for 3 months. I am transiting in Panama and Brazil. From Guyana to Panama is ...
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Flying with GOL airlines without a CPF

When trying to make an online check-in for a GOL flight (Rio de Janeiro GIG to Foz de Iguaçu), I cannot make it through passenger identification because I do not have a CPF number. I have two concerns:...
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Travel to Brazil

I have decided to visit my country of birth and booked airline tickets to Brazil using my current German passport. Today a friend pointed out I will need to get a Brazilian passport as I was born ...
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Two passports, one reported “lost”. Can I still travel on it? [closed]

Last year I lost my EU passport but later found it. So right now I have two passports in the same name from the same issuing country, just with different passport numbers. I was wondering if I could ...
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Do I have to collect my checked luggage when transiting through Sao Paulo?

Im looking to fly from Newark to Brazil on United airlines and then Brazil to Argentina on an Brazilian airline called Gol. Im worried that I may have to collect my bags in Brazil and then check them ...
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What documents does my Brazilian girlfriend need when visiting Germany via Madrid?

My Brazilian girlfriend will be visiting me in Germany during the whole of July, she will be staying at my apartment the whole time. She will be flying through Madrid, and therefore entering the ...
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Traveling to out of EU with refugee travel document

I live in Poland with refugee status. I know that I am free to travel within Europe with my permit and travel document. What about traveling to South America? I am originally from Turkey, and Turkey ...
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Itaipú and Iguazú in one/two days from Rio

I'll be travelling from Europe to Brazil (Rio). I would like to use this opportunity and see the Water Plant of Itaipu and the Waterfalls of Iguazú as a part of this visit. Now, if it were in Europe ...
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Will one tourist visa for Brazil cover 2 visits?

I am a citizen of the USA and I'm planning to be in Brazil for about 5 days on a cruise in November-December 2018. I then plan to do another land tour, which includes Brazil somewhere between January ...
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Does Belo Horizonte airport have an international transit area?

I'm considering an international connecting flight via Belo Horizonte airport. Does transiting at this airport require a visa? Is there in international transit area? What does the international ...
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Yellow Fever vaccination for Brazil

I have to go to Brazil next week and I saw that there is currently a Yellow Fever outbreak. I know I already got the Yellow Fever vaccine some years ago and that it's valid for a lifetime, so I'm ...
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In Rio de Janeiro, which lane should I be using when biking and there's a bus-only lane?

In some places in Rio the rightmost lane is bus-only (and I believe taxis can drive there too). It's clearly marked with ÔNIBUS written all over and blue line between it and other lanes. I was ...
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How does pricing on the Amazon River boats work?

Last week I went from Manaus to Santarém by boat. I bought my ticket in the Manaus port, from a guy standing around the entrance (he looked shady but the Tourist Police told me he's an authorized ...
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Need to go to Brazil but Brazilian passport is expired

I need to go to Brazil on December 7th but just found out my Brazilian passport is expired. I have dual citizenship: Brazil and America. My American passport is valid. I have tried to schedule an ...
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As a foreign resident of Brazil, can I always fly domestically using only my Alien Identity Card?

I'm a Polish citizen living in Brazil. When travelling in Brazil I'm usually using a government issued ID with RNE number (Registro Nacional dos Estrangeiros - National Registry of Foreigners). I have ...
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Fastest way for Australian to get Brazil Visa

I am due to fly into Brazil leaving Melbourne on 30th October, arriving in Rio on the 1st November. I've been trying to find a way to get a visa this week. I am willing to pay extensive costs to do ...
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Is throwing stuff on the ground a common/known pickpocketers strategy?

I was standing in a big crowd during a concert on a street in São Paulo, Brazil. My friend was in front of me, looking in the same direction. A guy came from behind, shoulder-checking me. He said "...
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Uber or taxi from Porto Alegre airport? [closed]

I will be arriving in Porto Alegre, Brazil this Saturday for a big 6 month adventure. I have to get from the airport to my Couchsurfing in Bela Vista, at around 3pm. I don't speak Portuguese (I can ...
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Baggage allowance [closed]

Im traveling to Brazil next month and an very confused about baggage allowance, my tickets were purchased in Feb and I'm not sure if im allowed 2 23 kg bags or one, the latam information is very ...
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Etiquette when staying with an indigenous community

Later this year I'm going to Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil where I'm planning to stay for few days with an indigenous community by the Urubu river. It's not really an organized tour, my friend ...
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Stops on Manaus - Santarém - Belem boat trip

Is there any way to know where / when the boats on Amazon river will stop? Or does it depend on passengers and where they want to embark / disembark? I found information on some blogs that it stops "...
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Brazil-Venezuela border status

Later this year I'll be visiting northern Brazil and I'm considering going to Roraima in Venezuela (assuming it will be safe enough). Apparently the border between Brazil and Venezuela in Pacaraima is ...
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Boat from Manaus to Leticia: departure days [duplicate]

I want to go from Manaus, Brazil to Leticia, Colombia. Are there certain days the boat from Manaus goes to Leticia or is there a boat going everyday?
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Is it common to use a credit card to make payments in Brazil or is cash preferred?

I have been to countries like Japan where cash is the preferred way of payment. Here in the United States, it is very common to use a credit card. What about Brazil? Is it common to use credit cards ...
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Is an Australian required to fly in and out of Brazil to activate a tourist visa?

My wife is Australian and we recently started a trip to South America without realising she would need a visa to enter Brazil. The process is more complicated than for Europeans so we decided to sort ...
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I am in Brazil without an entry stamp. What do I do?

I'm an EU student in Brazil travelling on a VITEM IV visa that expires in July. I have a temporary RNE and everything, and I left the country last Wednesday to visit Argentina. I returned earlier ...
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Bicycle rental in Belo Horizonte?

I want to rent a bicycle in Belo Horizonte, in Brazil. The default bike sharing scheme is only available in a limited area and has the main issue that you can only rent bikes for one hour at a time (...
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Are visitors allowed in the Amazon forest in Brazil?

Are visitors allowed to go deep into the forests surrounding the Amazon river? If so, do we require any special pass from any government agency?
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Are there any Pre-Paid SIM cards available for Tourists in Brazil? [duplicate]

Are there any providers offering Pre-Paid SIM cards to tourists in Brazil? Looking for a SIM (Micro actually) to use in an unlocked Quad-Band phone while travelling in Brazil. It would be best if it ...
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Will a 76-year-old with valid USA driving license be allowed to drive a rented vehicle in Brazil?

I am 76 years of age and have a valid driving license in the USA. Will I be able to drive (a rented vehicle) while in Brazil?
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Cheap camping in southern Brazil

I'm looking for cheap places to stay for some weekends in my tent. What I need is a safe place to set up my tent, maybe running water and a toilet, basic stuff. So far I was looking in places like ...
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Going to Argentina from Brazil without a Brazilian entry stamp

I'm backpacking in South America and have found myself in an interesting situation. I was travelling in Paraguay and got to Ciudad del Este, from there I took a local bus across the river to Foz do ...
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Multiple-entry Brazilian Tourist Visa for US citizen without flight tickets set

I will be traveling with a program called Up With People for about 5-6 months. After our tour is over my husband (who is from Brazil) and I want to travel around Europe a bit and then go down to ...
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How late can one go from Rio to Ilha Grande?

Is it possible to reach Ilha Grande leaving from Rio after 2 PM? I know I can make it the next day in the morning but my flight is scheduled to land at 1 PM and I would prefer to reach Ilha Grande on ...
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Indian citizen transiting in Brazil on the way to Peru. Is a transit visa required?

I am an Indian planning to visit Peru. I'm looking at countries that I could transit through that won't require a tranist visa. Will I require a transit visa if I go through Brazil?
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Can I obtain a visa for Brazil at a land crossing?

The standard Brazil visa application seems to be quite a long and involved process which requires plenty of documentation. I have heard a long time ago though that one can instead get the visa at a ...