South America Time Zone
Rio de Janeiro: GMT - 2 hours
(3 hours ahead of US Eastern)
8,514,877 sq. km (3,287,597 sq. miles) Population
186.7 Million (approximately) Capital
74% Catholic; 15% Protestant;
11% Other. Government
Federal Republic (Democracy) Visas
Visa is required for US citizens.
Visa Information / Forms Currency
No vaccinations required.
Malaria vaccination is recommended for Amazon and Pantanal.
Good emergency health care in major cities. Travel Tips
- English spoken in tourist destinations.
- Driving not recommended for tourists.
- Careful personal safety precautions.
- Good public transportation in cities.
- Informal attire everywhere.
- Recommended tip (Rest./Bar/Taxi)10%.
- Good credit cards and ATM facilities.