Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 11-14, 2013

Visa requirements

Visitors are advised to contact Brazil embassies or consulates on visa requirements and obtain the appropriate entry permit where necessary as early as possible.



Visitors may need to get a vaccine before visiting Brazil. They are advised to see their health care provider at least four weeks before traveling.



Tom Jobim International Airport: Phone: 55 (21) 3398-5050, located in Ilha do Governador, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, about 20 km from downtown.

The service of special taxis is recommended from the airport to the hotel. Vouchers may be purchased at the taxi stands in the Tom Jobim International Airport on the arrivals area. Only credit cards or reais are accepted.



In the summer, from December to March, temperatures can get really high, reaching 40o C (104o F) or over. In the winter, from June to September, the weather is warm during the days and cool at nights, with temperatures ranging from 19º to 25º C (from 66º to 77º F). The average annual minimum temperature is 21 °C (70 °F), the average annual maximum temperature is 27 °C (81 °F).


Money exchange

Visitors may bring foreign currency or traveler checks, which may be exchanged into local currency, the Real. International credit cards are generally accepted.

Currency exchange is available at the airports and in some hotels.


Electric system

Standard voltage in Rio de Janeiro is 110V. Recently, the three-pin plug was adopted as standard, but several formats can still be found.

Standard format:

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Safe water

Although the tap water in Rio is chlorinated, it is recommended that visitors only drink bottled or filtered water.


When walking around, visitors are advised to avoid carrying too much money, jewels, or valuable items. They are also advised to avoid any isolated place, particularly from nightfall.


Tourist Information

For tourist information, visitors may access RIOTUR website: website da RIOTUR.


Useful phone numbers

(Internacional) Galeão - Antonio Carlos Jobim: +55 (21) 3398-5050
(Domestic) Santos Dumont: +55 (21) 3814-7070

POLICE dial 190


DEAT - Police Station for Tourists: +55 (21) 2332-2924 e 2332-2885

RIOTUR - City of Rio de Janeiro Tourism Authority: +55 (21) 2271-7004
TurisRio - State of Rio de Janeiro Tourist Authority: +55 (21) 2333-1040



For further information, visitors may find useful contacting the consulates of their countries. A list of consulates is available at