Here we will give you a brief information that you might need for your trip to Brazil, with emphasis on the area of Fortaleza. If you look for information about rent a car, please look our car rental guide.
Fortaleza Pinto Martins Airport
Geographical location: 3° 46′ 34″ South, 38° 31′ 57″ West
IATA code: FOR
Av.Senador Carlos Jereissati 3.000
Fortaleza – CE (Ceara)
+55 85 3477 1200
Distances from Fortaleza
Barra Nova 60km
Canoa Quebrada 160km
Ilhja do Guajuru 250km
Currency in Brazil
„Real“ R$ is the currency in Brazil and the ISO code is BRL. The main currency is divided into 100 centavos
Historical exchange rate in past few years BRL/USD
4 Aug 2008: 1.560
22 Jul 2011: 1.554
18 Mar 2012: 1.799
19 Aug. 2012: 2.015
24 Dec. 2012: 2.078
Dollars, Euros and other currency can be exchanged at banks, authorized hotels and travel agencies. The exchange rate is published every day in newspapers. In this link – Yahoo Currency Exchange Converter you can see todays rates.
Fuel prices in Brazil
Unleaded rate 0,95-1,06 euros.
Diesel rate around 0,79 euros.
Brazilian Passports/Visa Information
Each traveler must complete their own Visa Application Form, including children under 18.
Visas are granted by the Brazilian consulates. Visitors from some countries need visas, and from some don’t.
Business travelers to Brazil must present documentary evidence of the activities to be performed in said capacity
during their stay. Otherwise they will receive the same treatment as Brazil tourists.
For entry into Brazil your passport must beat least six months valid from the date of your visa application.
For more information about visa you can check official institutions:
– German citizens check www.auswaertiges-amt.de or www.brasil.diplo.de
– U.S. citizens check www.travel.state.gov
– Austrian citizens check www.help.gv.at
Time zones in Brazil
Time in Brazil is a little bit complicated as Brazil spans across three major timezones. Fortaleza is UTC –03.00h.
For other parts of Brazil you may look in a Wikipedia article about Brazil time zones.
Traffic in Brazil
Drives car on the right side of the road.
In this link you can find toll rates (in portuguese).
Portuguese is the official, and most widely spoken language. Less common languages are Spanish, Italian,
German, English and a large number of minor Amerindian languages.
Fire Department 193.
Civil Defense 199.
Civil Police 197.
Military Police 190.
First Aid 192.