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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Before Departure To Brazil

Useful Addresses

- Brazilian Tourist Office: 34, cours Albert-I, 75008 Paris. M.: Alma-Marceau. Tel. : 01-45-61-63-00. The premises of the embassy. Open Monday to Friday from 9h30 to 13h and from 14h30 to 17h30.

- Embassy of Brazil: 34, cours Albert-I, 75008 Paris. M.: Alma-Marceau. Tel. : 01-45-61-63-00/68.

- Consular Section: 65, avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 75008 Paris. Mr. Franklin D. Roosevelt. No info by phone, visit their website or send them a fax. For visas, open to the public only on Monday and Wednesday from 14h to 15h30.

- Brazil Tourism: 6, rue Louis-Armand, 74000 Annecy. Tel. : 04-50-46-41-55. This association may send you free literature, and organizes custom trips, with possible extensions to other countries in South America.

In Belgium

- Embassy of Brazil: Avenue Louise 350, Box 5, 1050 Brussels. Tel. : 02-640-20-15. Consulate in the same premises.

In Switzerland

- Embassy of Brazil: Monbijoustrasse 68, 3007 Bern. Tel. : 031-371-85-15. Open Monday to Friday from 9h to 13h and from 14h30 to 17h.

- No consular service in Bern.

- Consulate in Zurich: Bürglistrasse 6-8, 8002 Zurich. Tel. : 044-206-90-20.

- Consulate in Geneva: 54, rue de Lausanne, 3rd Floor, 1202 Geneva. Tel. : 022-906-94-20.

In Canada

- Embassy of the Federative Republic of Brazil 450 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6M8-. Tel: 613-237-1090 or 755-5160. Visa Section is open from Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 11:30. Allow 8 days of delay and $ 72 CA for Canadian citizens.

- Consulate General of Brazil in Montreal: tel. : 514-499-0968 or 0969.

- Consulate General of Brazil in Toronto: tel. : 416-922-2503.

- Honorary Consulate in Vancouver (tel. 604-601-5001) and Halifax (tel. 902-462-0714).


- Passport: valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry in Brazil for the French, Belgians and Swiss.

- Visa: It is no longer mandatory for the French, Belgians and Swiss tourism if the stay does not exceed 3 months (6 months). However, tourist visa requirement for Canadians (plane ticket round trip required to get it), valid for 5 years (Consular information - see above).

- When you enter the territory, Customs will give you a cartão de entrada / Saida. Keep it, you will be asked when you leave.

- Exemption from taxes: Here are the maximum amounts that can be imported into the country without declaring them to customs: 400 cigarettes or 250g of cigars or 225 grams of tobacco, 2 liters of wine or liquor, perfume (no limit).


- Vaccines Required: even if Brazil does in practice almost never vaccination against yellow fever for entry into its territory for travelers from Europe (except to visit the Pantanal, in Mato Grosso ), it is highly recommended to get vaccinated against the disease: very serious epidemics have punctuated the years 2008-2010. In addition, if you come from other countries in South America, this vaccine is required.

- Vaccines universal: already recommended for non-Europeans travelers, they are obviously more useful in this country hot, humid, sometimes lacking in hygiene and health care system still fails in some places. Check if you update your vaccinations against tetanus, polio, diphtheria and whooping cough and hepatitis B.

- Other vaccines: food hygiene is often defective, vaccinations against typhoid and hepatitis A are highly recommended. Vaccine against meningitis A and C: long stays in close contact with people, especially children and young adults. Preventive vaccine against rabies: expatriates, rural or extended stays.

- Consult the list of vaccination centers in France.

International Student Identity Card (ISIC)

The ISIC prove student status in the world and can enjoy all the benefits, services and student discounts in the world for transport, accommodation, culture, recreation, shopping ...
The ISIC also provides access to exclusive benefits on travel (airfare, hotels and hostels, insurance, SIM cards, car rentals, etc.)..

Be aware that in Brazil a French student card, provided it mentions an expiration date, you can already get a lot of cuts, including cultural activities.

Map to International Youth Hostels (YHA)

Map FUAJ, valid in more than 90 countries, opens the doors of 4000 AJ Hostelling International network spread throughout the world. There is no age limit to stay in AJ. You just need to be a member. The card also entitles to discounts on public transport, museums and tourist attractions.

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