Rio de Janeiro, July 13-14, 2011

Visa Requirements

For citizens of some countries, a tourist visa is required for entrance in Brazil (for periods not exceeding 90 days).

Please check the list (link below) issued by the Immigration Division of the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil, to see if you need a visa. (See the column “VITUR”: a “1” means that you need a tourist visa (for periods up to 90 days); an “8” means that you don’t need a visa as long as you stay less than 90 days) .


Link to the list:

For Visas to Brazil

Practical information and some important tips

  • You should not fear tropical diseases in Rio.
  • You should not be afraid of the water and ice, but the tap water, while free of germs, is not proper for drinking. Choose mineral water. Filtered water is also good, but mineral tastes better.


  • Pedestrians DON’T have the priority over cars in the streets, not even in the cross-walks. Cross the street only when the traffic lights are green for walkers or, in the case of smaller streets, if you see that there aren’t cars coming. Drivers do not expect a walker to cross in front of them. The same applies to the cycleways (e.g. along the beach sidewalks).
    • The climate in Rio in July is very mild and pleasant, with temperatures between 17 and 25 °C (63-77 °F). This is a 95% probability interval... While improbable, a minimum of 14 °C (57 °F) or a maximum near 30 °C (86 °F) are not impossible. So, no heavy coats are (ever) needed in Rio, but a light coat, a pullover, some mid-season clothes are useful; on the other hand, it is possible that you want to go to the beach! Also, if you are planning to take advantage of the occasion to travel to other places of the country, bear in mind that in Bahia, in the Northeast and in Amazonia the climate there is always warm.