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Here you will find important tips and news about Florianópolis.

2May, 2017

Immigration & Customs

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When you arrive, you will need to clear both Brazilian immigration and customs. Your airline should distribute immigration and customs forms for you to fill out before your arrival. There will be different immigration lines for Brazilian citizens and foreigners. At immigration, make sure you get your passport stamped and keep the copy of the entry form that you are given. Don’t lose it. You’ll need to surrender this entry form copy to immigration officials upon your departure from Brazil. If you don’t have your passport stamped or lose your […]
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30Apr, 2017

Arrival Gateways

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Unfortunately, no matter where you plan to travel in Brazil, the international arrival gateways for most all regularly scheduled flights from North America, Europe and elsewhere are the cities of São Paulo (Guarulhos International Airport) and Rio de Janeiro (Galeão—Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport). Consequently, even if your final destination is elsewhere in Brazil, north, east, south or west, you will most likely enter Brazil in either São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro and then have to travel from there to your final destination—even if this means ‘backtracking’.
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28Apr, 2017

Getting to Brazil

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The major Brazilian airline with international flights to Brazil is TAM. Copa and Gol, Varig, the once proud flagship airline of Brazil, filed for bankruptcy in 2006, was sold and reorganized and now only offers international flights from a few European cities. Other major airlines with international flights to Brazil include Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, British Airways, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Iberia, Japan Airlines, KLM, LAN Chile, Lufthansa, South African Airways, SAS, TAP Air Portugal and United Airlines. The major U.S. gateways for flights to […]
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26Apr, 2017

Travel Budgeting

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Any attempt to provide a daily budget for any Brazil travel itinerary would be futile. Without knowing the personal likes and dislikes, minimum requirements and specific travel plans of the individual involved, it’s simply impossible. Remember, Brazil is slightly larger than the continental United States and the costs of lodging, food and transportation can vary widely depending upon the city, the area, the time of year (high or low season) as well as other factors. Sometimes and for some specific things, larger cities can sometimes be less expensive than small […]
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24Apr, 2017

Brazilian Visas

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Brazil maintains a reciprocal visa policy whereby a visa is required by any citizen of any country requiring Brazilian citizens to obtain a visa. U.S., Canadian and Australian citizens REQUIRE a visa . You should check with the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate having jurisdiction for your specific area of residence for the very latest visa information. If you require a visa, it can be obtained by application to the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate having jurisdiction for your specific area of residence. Once issued, a visa must be used to enter […]
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22Apr, 2017

Where to Go in Brazil

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If you are contemplating a trip to Brazil, it could be for any number of reasons. For some, it could be to experience and enjoy the hundreds and hundreds of miles of white sandy beaches. For others, it could be to experience the wonders of the Amazon, the wildlife of the Pantanal, the awesome power of Foz de Iguaçu (Iguaçu Falls) or the historical charm of old cities like Ouro Preto. For still others, it could be to experience the music, cuisine and heritage of Brazil’s 500 year old culture. […]
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19Apr, 2017

Brazil: What voltage, adapter, plug and current

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If you are going to travel to Brazil it is important that you know about voltage, if necessary adapter, plugs, etc. We gather all the information regarding the types of plugs, plugs, power supply, electricity, voltage and frequency of the alternating current for Brazil. The electricity is at 220 volts (60 hertz), with a majority of hotels that are also 110 volts we bathrooms. In Brazil the common voltage is 127/220 V. The frequency is 60 Hz. The plugs and sockets are of type N. Voltage: 127/220 V Frequency: 60 […]
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16Apr, 2017

Brazil: Which voltage, adapter, plug and current

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If you are going to travel to Brazil it is important that you know about voltage, if necessary adapter, plugs, etc. We gather all the information regarding the types of plugs, plugs, power supply, electricity, voltage and frequency of the alternating current for Brazil. The electricity is at 220 volts (60 hertz), with a majority of hotels that are also 110 volts we bathrooms. In Brazil the common voltage is 127/220 V. The frequency is 60 Hz. The plugs and sockets are of type N. Voltage: 127/220 V Frequency: 60 […]
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10Apr, 2017

Would you like to rent a car in Florianopolis – Brazil?

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When preparing the trip, the doubt may arise: is it a good idea to rent a car in the city of Florianopolis in Brazil? It is important to take into account that traffic is not dangerous for Floripa, but it is advisable to have some experience in driving since the routes are flat, there are hills and climbs, descents, and Curvy, and people here drive fast. The best part is that when renting your car, you can travel the many beaches, go out at night for all nightlife attractions. The […]
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