Brazil travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Brazil with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Brazil.

Live like a local in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America © thomathzac23 -
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Brazil travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Brazil with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Brazil - quick facts
Flight time 12 hours
Time difference UK -2 to -4 hours
Language(s) Portuguese
Currency Brazilian Real
Electricity C + N plug (127 or 220V)
Driving side Right

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Brazil weather

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Brazil travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Brazil from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Brazil.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Brazil travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Brazil with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Brazil, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Brazil covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Brazil with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Brazil FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Brazil including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Brazil due to Covid-19?

Brazil is open for tourism from the UK.

Negative PCR or Antigen test results or proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for arrivals from the UK.

Check out Ministry of Health, Brazil for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Brazil?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Brazil. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Brazil from the UK?

The flight time to Brazil from the UK is typically 12 hours.

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What is the time difference between Brazil and the UK?

The time difference between Brazil and the UK is UK time-2 to UK time-4 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Brazil?

The main language spoken in Brazil is Portuguese.

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What is the currency in Brazil?

The currency in Brazil is the Brazilian Real (BRL).

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Which plugs are used in Brazil?

Brazil uses electrical plug type C + N (127 or 220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Brazil?

They drive on the right side of the road in Brazil.

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