Brazil visa requirements for South Africans

Travel and visa requirements

Brazilian Visa is not required for South Africans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • South Africans can visit Brazil for a duration of 90 days without a visa.
  • South Africans visiting Brazil must have a passport valid for six months before its expiry date with enough blank pages. 
  • South Africans visiting Brazil must have their return flight ticket and proof of sufficient fund that will cover their stay in Brazil. 
  • South Africans visiting Brazil must have a certificate showing a yellow fever vaccination. Other necessary vaccinations include typhoid, measles, hepatitis A and B, polio.  
  • South Africans visiting Brazil for a period of 90 days does not need a visa but a visa will be required if the stay will exceed 90 days either on arrival or Evisa. 
  • South Africans visiting Brazil can apply for an extension of up to 90 days from the federal police in Brazil. 
  • Intending visitors can get to Brasilia, Brazil from any international airports in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • LATAM, British Airways, South African Airways, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Brazil.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Brasilia is 14 hours, 55 minutes, 19 hours, 40 minutes from Cape Town and 17 hours, 30 minutes from Bloemfontein.
  • The Brazilian Real is quite easy to convert on most currencies, and it is best to make this exchange while in Brazil. Credit cards are very much accepted and visitors can find ATMs in many major parts of Brazil.
  • Brazil has an oceanic, maritime climate that allows for cool summers and warm winters.
  • Brazil’s numerous natural and man-made properties offer visitors and tourists the choice of adventurous, recreational and exciting activities.
  • Brazil uses the Brasilia Standard Time (GMT-3) which makes South Africa five hours ahead in time.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Brazil are of types C and N. The standard supply voltage is 127/220 V, with a standard frequency of 60 Hz.
  • Although Brazil has a diverse, and multi-layered religious demography, a large number of people identify as Christians.
  • Getting around in Brazil is possible with taxis, municipal buses, metro, etc, all under $6 USD (22.58 BRL).
  • Portuguese is Brazil’s official language and not a lot of people speak English outside of the major cities. Intending visitors might want to pick up some easy phrases, to lessen the language barrier a bit.
  • Brazilians are a very multi-ethnic people with roots from Africa to Asia, and so boast of a very lively, colourful and intertwined culture evident in their food, dance, festivities, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a Brazil visa last?
  • A Brazil visa is valid for a period of 10 years from the date of issuance. 

What happen if you overstay your visa in Brazil?
  • The penalty for over staying your visa in Brazil is that you will not be allowed entry to Brazil for six months. 

What is the language spoken in Brazil?
  • The official language spoken in Brazil is Portuguese . 

what currency is used in Brazil?

The Brazilian Real is the currency used in Brazil.

is Brazil a safe travel destination?

Brazil is a relatively safe place for tourists to visit.

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