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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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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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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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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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Dual Colombian and US Citizenship - can I enter Brazil visa-free as a Colombian?

If I have dual Colombian-US nationality, can I enter Brazil visa-free since they do not require visas for Colombians. Even though they do require visas for US citizens? In others words, do I have to ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I renew my US passport by mail while I'm outside the country?

I'm sure this is a pretty unique situation I've gotten myself into, and it's certainly complicated. I'm not sure what I should be doing. I came to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in May of 2013. I got a ...
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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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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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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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How can I buy tickets to see a performance in the Teatro Amazonas?

It seems the Teatro Amazonas re-opened for performances in 2001. But my searches so far have not lead me to tickets for performances--only tickets for guided tours. According to Wikipedia, the ...
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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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Getting into Brazil with an onward ticket from another country

I'm planning to travel around the world starting in the end of July. My first flight is Frankfurt to Rio de Janeiro (via Heathrow) on July 26th. I am a German citizen and I want to enter Brazil ...
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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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How to visit the Pantanal (Brazil) without a multi-day tour?

I've been reading about the Pantanal (Brazil) and the information I have is that the two main cities in this area are Campo Grande and Cuiaba. The problem is that the blogs I've read state that the ...
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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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Boats from Manaus, Brazil to Leticia, Colombia?

I've heard of and met a few people who have done this route, and I hope to do it at the end of this year or early next year. However, the descriptions were mostly sketchy, and I'm wondering if it's a ...
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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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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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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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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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Why is the baggage allowance on flights to/from Brazil more generous?

It seems that it is common that the baggage allowance on flights to Brazil is more generous (both in number of pieces and weight) than to other countries. In fact many airlines, have a specific ...
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Can I own a French registered car as a non-resident?

I would love to drive through Brazil and Suriname starting from French Guiana. However, renting a car to do this proved to be impossible. There are ferries between French Guiana and Suriname and a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I re-enter Brazil on a tourist visa after student visa expires?

I am a student from the UK, and I will be finishing my semester here in Rio de Janeiro in mid June. My student visa expires on 3rd August, however I intend to leave the country on 17th July in order ...
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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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Can a Brazilian citizen enter the country with a visa on a foreign passport?

I'm a citizen of Brazil and Australia. My Brazilian passport is expired and I'm unable to renew it quickly due to not being up-to-date with my voting obligations. The procedure to normalise my ...
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Cheapest ATM strategy in Brazil

I need to withdraw lots of Brazil Real in Rio de Janeiro from my USA bank account. What bank has the cheapest ATM (or I could even go to a teller) for me? Suppose I need 10,000 Real and my bank ...
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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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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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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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How do I request USA visa for brazilian people?

How do Brazilian people (in Brazil) request a USA visa card to travel there?
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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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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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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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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 "...