Here you will find important tips and useful information for Brazil.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Currency exchange rate
BRL 1 = ~ CHF 0.18 ; CHF 1 = ~ BRL 5.35 (09/2022)
Payment by credit card is relatively common. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Cash withdrawals often only with a PIN four digit possible.
In this country, an additional fee is charged by ATM owners. The latter not only applies to Travel withdrawals but to all card withdrawals.
The Travel card is equipped with a chip. For your own safety, you can only use Travel in this country to withdraw cash at ATMs having the Chip Reader enabled. Under «ATM Search» you will find such ATMs near you by checking the box «Chip Reader Enabled».
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
Important. While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not
English and Spanish
Depending on phone company: 0021 41 (Embratel), 0031 41 (Telemar) or 0023 41 (Iteliq/Bonari); disregard "0" preceding Swiss area codes
110/127/220 volt / adapter required
Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.
Brasilia, SES, Avenida das Nações, Quadra 811, Lote 41
Tel.: +55 61 34 43 55 00 / +55 61 34 43 39 22 / +55 61 34 43 39 34 / +55 61 34 43 39 69
10.00 - 16.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 18.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 13.00 h (Sat)
International driver's license required.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).
CH sticker, first-aid kit, fire extinguisher and breakdown triangle mandatory.
Blood alcohol limit: 0.0 ‰.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Risk of dengue fever.
Risk of malaria in certain areas.
Vaccination against yellow fever, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Relatively high crime rate, especially in the cities.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Nighttime driving not advised due to high hold-up rate.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
Travel is the secure prepaid card for use away from home – without any annual fees. In the event of loss, the card including the balance will be replaced worldwide.Find out more about Travel
While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.