Have you thought about your Brazil tourist visa while planning your holidays in South America's giant?..or if you need one for that matter?
I bet you've been dreaming about taking some brazilian holidays for quite some time now, haven't you?
Don't be shy, I guess you did it at least once and provably searched for flights as well, but do you know about the legal requirements according to your country of citizenship?
And how about vaccination needed in some areas?
These and more questions will be answered according to the information we have at present time from official sources, however, please note that we don't provide legal advice of any kind.
In all cases, you will need to contact your nearest Brazilian Embassy for up-to-date information. Actually, find here the List of Brazilian Embassies and Consulates Abroad and you'll be a step closer.
Besides, visa requirements may change from time to time, an extra reason for you to double check before departure.
Citizens from the following countries don't need a Brazil tourist visa when traveling on tourism: (this includes participants in conferences, seminars, arts and sports events (provided no payment is involved for their participation):
In order to have your Brazil tourist visa in place you will need to fill in electronically an application form, print out, sign it and submit your request with the following documentation:
The consular fee for a Brazil tourist visa is €20.00.
Based on reciprocity, however, nationals of the following countries are charged as follows: Algeria (€60,00); Australia (€35.00); Canada (€65.00); Japan (€25.00); Mexico (€30,00); Nigeria (€65.00).
US citizens have a processing fee of €140.00, based on reciprocity.
And that's about all it takes for some fantastic Brazil vacations, but, waitasec...where about in Brazil are you heading off to?...
Vaccination against yellow fever is compulsory for all travellers when visiting the following states of Brazil: Acre, Amazonas, Amapá, Distrito Federal, Goiás, Maranhão, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima and Tocantins.
It's recommended if you plan to visit: Bahia, Espírito Santo, Paraná, Piauí, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and São Paulo.
If planning to visit the Amazon rainforest, make sure you carry some Malaria pills (and start taking them before you get there, of course). Talk to your GP by any means and have a quick glance at Travellers Health page to get you started now.
As a word of caution, particularly if you plan to bring any rechargeable device like your laptop or anything of that sort, make sure you ask about the power supply before you plug in, because it varies throughout Brazil - it's one of a few countries that uses both 120 and 240 volts for everyday appliances.
As far as electric outlet goes, both flat (North American) and round (European) plugs are accepted.
You already know that brazilian currency it's called Reais and roughly exchanges at the rate of 1.8 per U$D today - check some Brazil facts to refresh your memory and find other general info.
So pack your bikini - or pair of shorts - according to your needs, get all cleared regarding your Brazil tourist visa needs and off you go for a grrrrrreat vacation...