Passport must be valid for at least 6 (six) months from the date of your departure to Brazil.
Participants are strongly advised to make sure they fulfill all legal requirements to enter in Brazil. Besides a valid passport, an entry visa may also be required. Because of the diplomacy principle of reciprocity, Brazil requires a visa for citizens from countries that require a visa from Brazilian citizens. Please check with your nearest Brazilian Consulate.
To apply for a visa please contact to the nearest Brazilian Embassy/Consulate. The need for a visa to Brazil depends on your nationality and NOT on the country where you live or from where you are traveling to Brazil.
The Visa is not required for most European, Latin American countries, Russia and now according to the law United States, Japan, Australia and Canada are visa free, but we recommend that you check with your nearest consulate/embassy. Among others, a Visa is required.
Please, let us know as soon as possible if you need an invitation letter to be included with your visa application – Send an email to email@example.com
Designed to help participants to meet administrative requirements in certain countries, official letters of invitation for entry visa or other purposes may be supplied upon request (sent by electronic mail in PDF format). Please allow sufficient time for this procedure. Note that such letters do not commit the Organizing Committee to any kind of financial support, hosting arrangement, refund of expenses by the Conference organization, nor does it guarantee an entry visa issuance.
A valid international vaccination certificate for yellow fever, under the auspices of the World Health Organization, is demanded by the Brazilian Government for travellers who are resident (or have been in transit within the past three months) of Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cameron, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, French Guyana, Liberia, Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire. Please consult the health department office in your city.
According to the “World Health Organization” yellow fever vaccination is recommended for international travellers in many areas in Brazil, in particular if going to wild forest areas. The vaccination must be taken at least 10 (ten) days before travelling. Yellow fever vaccination is not mandatory to enter Brazil. No cases of yellow fever have been reported in the urban area of the city of Rio de Janeiro.
The official language in Brazil is Portuguese, but the official language of the Conference is English.
The Brazilian monetary unit is the Real (R$). The exchange rate available to visitors is published daily in the newspapers along with the commercial dollar rate of the day used in official international business transactions. To have an idea of the exchange rates you may visit, e.g., the website http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/. Cash and traveller's check can be exchanged at most banks, at exchange houses (in some malls and airports), as well as in the major hotels. All major credit cards are accepted in Brazil, and some shops even accept US$ dollars.