Other Information

Emergency Numbers

You can call these toll-free numbers from any phone. Most of them are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • 190: Military Police
  • 192: Public Paramedics (SAMU)
  • 193: Fire Department
  • 191: Federal Highway Police


Public health services in Brazil are free for foreign tourists. Therefore, if you are in an accident, need medical attention, or have any health issues, just call the Mobile Emergency Medical Service (SAMU) on the toll-free number below.

  • SAMU (Mobile Emergency Medical Service): 192

Health Tips

  • Drink lots of water. Brazil is a tropical country, so we recommend that you keep hydrated at all times.
  • Wear comfortable clothes. Protect your skin from the sun by wearing a hat, a cap, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Avoid staying in the sun between 10 am and 4 pm.
  • Brazil continues to follow all security protocols to combat COVID-19. In order to reduce the risk of contamination, wear protective masks and wash your hands frequently with soap and water. Also, use hand sanitizers that contain 70% alcohol, especially after using public transport or visiting tourist attractions where there are crowds.


In order to enter Brazil, it is not mandatory to be vaccinated against any specific type of disease. However, there are some regions in the country where there is a Recommendation for Vaccination (ACRV) before the visit. For example, in the regions where cases of yellow fever have been documented.


The National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) is the Brazilian authority responsible for phone operations in the country.

The country code for Brazil is +55.

All Brazilian cities have their two-digit area codes. Landlines have eight digits in the whole country. Cell phones, on the other hand, have nine digits.

  • For long distance calls in the country: 0 + two-digit operator code + two-digit city code + desired telephone number.
  • For collect calls, all you have to do is change the 0 for 90 at the beginning of the number you will call.
  • For international calls from Brazil: 00 + two-digit operator code + country code + city code + desired telephone number.
  • For service lines (900, 0800, 0900, 0300, 800), the operator code is not necessary.

The use of foreign cell phones in Brazil depends on the technology used and its compatibility with Brazilian operators. Check with your operator about what is required to use your cell phone in Brazil, especially because usage rates vary.

It is also possible to get data e-SIM for various providers before landing on Brazil.

Power Voltage

Power voltage in Brazil varies between 110V and 220V, depending on your location. Many Brazilian hotels offer electric outlets in both voltages, and you can easily find portable voltage transformers in electrical supply stores.

Voltage by City









Rio de Janeiro




São Paulo


Power Outlets

Power outlets in Brazil are type N and have the standard 3-pin sockets. For safety, the outlets are recessed. This way, plugs have to be fully inserted into the outlet for power to pass through, thus preventing accidental contact with live plugs.

Power outlet adapters can be easily found at electrical supply stores or at airport convenience stores.