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

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Travelling to Brazil without return ticket

Last year I was flying to Brazil with Condor. I don't need a visa, if I stay in Brazil below 90 days (regardless if tourism or business). The check-in clerk asked me about visa or return ticket. I ...
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Do Nigerian citizens need a transit visa for Brazil?

Do I need a transit visa in Brazil on the way to Ecuador. I am a Nigerian national. I am travelling to ecuador and I was asked to get a Brazilian transit visa as I am to board another airline from ...
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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 to have an electrical converter when traveling to Sao Paulo/Brazil?

I am traveling from USA to São Paulo. Will it be possible to use cell phone charger, razor, etc without some sort of electrical converter and/or outlet adapter?
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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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Visiting Iguazu waterfalls on both sides

One can visit the Iguazu Falls on two sides: the Brazilian and the Argentinian side. We stay at a hotel in Argentina (Puerto Iguazu), visited the Argentinian side and would like to visit the ...
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Entering Brazil by air, leaving by land, will I be denied entry?

I've just read this question Travelling to Brazil without return ticket which suggests that I will need to prove that I am leaving Brazil before the 90-day visa expires. If I was planning on leaving ...
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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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Are airlines required to check for Brazilian visa of an American at check-in?

I was offered a job in Brazil and wanted to make sure it was a good place for my kids so booked a flight the morning of the offer for a flight later that morning. I arrived at airport for my direct ...
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Why is TAM Airlines baggage allowance so much? [closed]

I travel around Europe, and also between Australia and Europe quite a bit and am always frustrated with the low luggage allowance (just 23kg per person normally). I do also travel to Brazil quite a ...
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What type of power outlets should I expect in hotels in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro? [duplicate]

From my the information I have read on Internet, it seems like Brazil covers a good part of the alphabet when it comes to power outlet types. What type of power outlets should I expect in hotels in ...
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How to plan celebrating carnaval in Rio?

If you are not from Brazil and you want to celebrate carnival in Rio, what should you do? Do you just buy a ticket to Rio, book any hotel and just enjoy? Or is that a recipe for failure? I can imagine ...
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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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Is there any restriction in entering the South American countries multiple times in one year?

As an EU citizen I can travel to Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Argentina without a visa, just by using my passport. Currently I am in Brazil and would like to go to Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay and ...
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Is it possible to obtain a visa to Brazil without entry ticket?

I have plans to meet a friend in Paris mid-September. Before that I will be visiting Brazil. Therefore, I am considering buying a flight Brazil to France. This should satisfy the proof-of-onward-...
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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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Where can I rent a car in French Guiana to cross to Suriname/Brazil?

Flying to Suriname can be very expensive since the transatlantic connection is tightly controlled by the GOS. A less expensive solution is to travel to the neighboring French Guiana which is ...
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What are the legal implications of exporting a tarantula from Brazil to Mexico?

I'm not sure if this fits on this site or not, since it boils down to a question about animal import/export. As mentioned here, a Mexican friend has requested a rather odd souvenir from Brazil: A ...
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Are there any non-stop flights from Asia to Brazil?

I'm wondering if there is any non-stop flight from Asia to Brazil (for example, Bangkok to Sao Paulo). It's surprising that I couldn't find anything from Asia to Brazil so far, specially now with all ...
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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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Is a Brazilian tourist visa tied to specific entry and exit ports and dates?

Brazil requires that US Citizens have flight reservations prior to applying for a tourist visa. Per the suggestions in this question, I have found what I believe to be the most reasonable round-trip, ...
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Do U.S. citizens have to get a Brazilian visa before leaving the country?

Or can I pick it up in another country among my travels? I'm planning a 6-month trip through South America and am wondering if I can go to the Brazilian consulate in Colombia on my way to Brazil ...
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Is 1½ hours enough for a transit at São Paulo (GRU) airport?

I'm flying back from Fortaleza, Brazil to Paris through São Paulo and have 1h 35min transit time in São Paulo airport. I'm wondering if that is enough? I'm an EU citizen and do not require a visa to ...
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Communicating in English or basic Portuguese in Brazil

Do Brazilian people understand English? I know basic Portuguese. Would communication be an issue?
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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 ...