For citizens of several countries, no visa is required to enter Brazil. Other nationalities have to apply for a visa before arriving to Brazil. Please check here whether you will need a visa or not. The Conference Secretary will provide participants with a letter of invitation to AIRAPT27 - 2019 if necessary.
The Brazilian monetary unit is the Real (R$), made up of 100 centavos. Especially for US$ and EUR, it's better to change money when in Rio than changing money abroad.
In Rio, some private medical facilities are on par with US or European hospitals. The US consulate provides lists with english-speaking physicians. Most drugs are available in pharmacies at reasonable prices. Although Yellow Fever does not occur in Rio, some travelers might need proof of vaccination when entering Brazil.
The conference will take place in the Brazilian winter. Usually, the weather will be warm and dry with temperatures between 20 and 25 °C (70-80 °F).
If you come to Rio for the first time, you might want to do some sightseeing. http://rcvb.com.br/pontos_turisticos
Local tours in Rio de Janeiro can be booked at: https://www.eventos.blumar.com.br/airapt27/local-tour
Pão de Açúcar
Sugarloaf Mountain is situated in the southern part of Rio. This hill rises 396 metres above sea-level and provides an amazing panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro. A cable-car runs between the ground station in Urca and the top of the hill every 20 minutes. Take a cab to Praia Vermelha, and make sure to go on a clear day.
Christ the Redeemer is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. This Jesus statue is some 38 meters tall, standing atop the Corcovado mountain overlooking Rio de Janeiro. It was designed by Heitor da Silva Costa and is one of the world's best-known monuments. Trains run between 8:30 am and 6:30 pm, departing every half hour.
Maracanã Football Stadium Once housing more than 200,000 spectators, Maracanã stadium underwent reconstruction and today has a all-seated capacity of 78,838. If you want to go there for a football match, check the official website where detailed information about upcoming matches will be given a few days in advance.
Floresta da Tijuca
Tijuca Forest is what's left of the Atlantic rain forest once surrounding Rio de Janeiro, and it is considered the largest urban forest in the world. In this exuberant green space you will find many different birds and other animal species. It's best to book a jeep tour which takes approximately 4 hours.
Historic Downtown Rio is excellent for getting an impression of the city away from its famous beaches. Packed with imperial buildings, museums and theaters, this region should only be explored during the week.
If you have any questions about the conference, please contact our secretary:
Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas
Rua Dr. Xavier Sigaud, 150
Rio de Janeiro – RJ – 22290-180 – Brazil
Phone: +55 21 2141-7320 / +55 21 2141-7182