Brazil has a reciprocity standard for its visas : whatever restriction or visa prices applied to Brazilians going abroad are applied to foreigners of this country (eg: US citizens need to pay a 160$ fee).
This means that many countries (including EU and MercoSur) do not require visas for stays under 90 days.
www.doyouneedvisa.com is a useful website that can help you know if you need a visa or not based on your nationality and the country you’re visiting.
The currency in Brazil is the Brazilian Real (R$).
As of June 2016, 1 Us Dollar= 3.48 R$. Brazil is a relatively cheap destination to visit, but one of the most expensive in South America.
Expect to pay from 200 R$ to 300 R$ per day, and more for tours and excursions.
The weather in Brazil varies from region to region.
High season is from December to March (Summer) and when the prices are generally higher.
Rio, Sao Paulo and Salvador can be visited all year long.
As in any country, we advise travelers to get a travel insurance that covers not only medical problems but also theft and loss of personal items. Learn more on our travel insurance page