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Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to the illustrious Amazon Rainforest. Its white-sand beaches, vibrant big cities, and tropical islands attract visitors from across the globe. Nature enthusiasts and city dwellers alike will find their ideal vacation in Brazil.
American and British citizens do not need visas to enter Brazil. Visitors just need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from entry into the country. You must also present a valid return flight ticket respecting the legal duration of the stay (90 days). Australian citizens do need a visa to enter the country, which they can apply for online.
When traveling to Brazil, check that you are vaccinated against diphtheria, polio, and tetanus. Other vaccinations are recommended such as hepatitis A and B, Typhoid and Rabies. To travel to many Brazilian states, you must have an up-to-date yellow fever vaccine. This vaccine is not compulsory in all states but is still necessary for all areas where the risk exists.
Portuguese is the official and most widely spoken language in Brazil. It is also possible to meet people who also speak Spanish, the second language of the continent and studied in school by many Brazilians. Only 3% of the population speaks English, so be prepared with a phrasebook and memorize some useful terms and phrases in Portuguese.
This vast country is covered by 4 time zones. Depending on your destination, the time difference will not be the same across the country. In the major cities of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Brasilia, the time is one hour ahead of New York. Be aware that Brazil does not observe daylight saving time.
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