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Airport

The Aracaju–Santa Maria Airportis located 12 km from downtown Aracaju and 3,5 km from most famous Atalaia beach.

Currency

The real is the present-day currency of Brazil. Its sign is R$ and its ISO code is BRL. It is subdivided into 100 centavos (“hundredths”).
The modern real was introduced in 1994, when it replaced the old currency, the cruzeiro.
The exchange rate as of February 06, 2014 is BRL 2.40 to USD 1.00.
All banks exchange dollars and euros, and in most of them you will be able to exchange travel checks.

Electricity

Brazil is one of a few countries that uses both 120 and 240 volts for everyday appliances. Expect the voltage to change back and forth as you travel from one place to the next, even within the same Brazilian state, sometimes even within the same building. There is no physical difference in the electric outlets (power mains) for the two voltages.
Although Brazil has its own type of eletric outlet, almost nobody uses it. Electric outlets usually accept both flat (North American), and round (European) plugs. Otherwise adaptors from flat blades to round pins are easy to find in any supermarket or hardware shop. Some outlets are too narrow for the German “Schuko” plugs.

Health

In Brazil you can get good health assistance/support. Food and water consumption in prestigious hotels is sanitary, and safe. No vaccines are necessary in order to enter the country, but depending on the areas you wish to visit, it’s important to check with your nearest international vaccines centre.

Language

Most people in Brazil speak Portuguese. Brazil is the only country in Latin America that speaks Portuguese.
Some people in Brazil speak German dialects (because of German immigrants), indigenous Brazilian languages, Italian, Japanese, French, or Spanish. Guaraní and Aymará are the first languages of a small number of Brazilians.

Time Zone

Aracaju Local Time = GMT – 3:00 (Standard Time)

Visa

To enter Brazil, a passport valid for at least six months from date of entry is required.
Visas for Brazil are not required by all nationals of EU countries, South Africa and most of Latin American countries for stays of up to 90 days.
Visas are required by nationals of Australia, New Zeeland, Canada and the USA.
In many Brazilian embassies and consulates it takes only a couple of hours to issue a visa if you go in person (it’s instant in some places), but the processing can take a couple of weeks or more if you do it by mail.
For detail information, we recommend you to check with the Brazilian embassy or consulate in your home country.