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|Travel Tips Brazil
Important Information Before Going to Brazil
Brazil has a very diverse culture and a wonderful climate.
Summer starts in December and ends in February in this South
American country. So before going on a trip to Brazil, one has
to have enough information on what to bring. Here are a few tips
to help in deciding in what to prepare for a trip to this fine
* Protect your photo equipment and other equipment sensitive to
Humidity is high in Brazil. Sealable plastic bags are also
useful, so make sure to bring some.
* Bring your medication and prescription.
If you brought some medication, make sure you declare it at the
Customs. There are also some drugs that can be bought from the
chemist without a prescription.
* Buy mosquito repellent and sun block when you get there.
These are of good quality and are suitable formulated for the
conditions of the country.
* Get Hepatitis shots before leaving for Brazil.
Hepatitis A, B and C cases are prevalent in Brazil. Also, always
wash your hands before eating. Use appropriate disinfectants and
* Pack light
Most air carriers have a luggage limit of 20 kilos. Having your
clothes washable and mix-matched for different look is more
advisable than carrying more clothes. When not on a business
trip, pack casual clothes as most Brazilians dress casually.
* Keep copies of all your important documents.
You may leave copies of these with a friend back home, or keep
copies in a separate
location from the originals. You can also
email the copies to yourself.
* Bring a pair of sandals
If the reason for the trip to Brazil is the beaches, then a pair
of sandals, together with one's bathing suit and hat is
* Bring some deodorant and perfume.
One sweats too here and these essentials are very handy.
* Never leave your belongings unattended.
If you can settle for disposable cameras, then, do so.
* Learn some Portuguese.
Knowledge of Portuguese can help when communicating with the
locals. English, Spanish, German, French and Italian are also
spoken in tourist areas.
* Have valid entry documents.
One's passport should be valid for at least six months from the
date of entry. Foreign tourists are given a maximum of 180 days
to stay in 1 year. Renewals for 90 days may be obtained from
* Have some cash handy.
Major credit cards- MasterCard, Visa, Amex and Diners - are
accepted, as well as traveler's checks. Cash will be needed if
you are going outside the major cities.
With these guidelines, one can look forward to having an
enjoyable travel to Brazil.
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