General Information

Official information about Brazil can be found at

The language in Brazil is Portuguese. In most places visited by tourists, visitors can communicate in English or Spanish.

Currency is Real. Exchange rates for U.S. dollar and Euro are available at

The main credit cards are accepted in most shops, restaurants and hotels.

Some words on safety

Some people feel inhibited to visit Brazil, because of safety and security issues. In fact, the danger in Brazil, including the main cities of Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and São Paulo, is probably similar to anywhere in Europe or North America. Violent crimes against tourists or foreign visitors are extremely rare. If they occur, naturally they become headlines. Brazil is politically stable with no terrorist activities.