A valid passport is required to travel to Brazil. We recommend applying for one as soon as possible if you do not have it yet, as passports often take a while to be processed.
A visa is required for most travelers to Brazil, including U.S. and
Canadian citizens. Please visit the
Brazilian Ministry of Tourism Portal for the lists of countries whose citizens
need or need not a visa. For further information about visa application requirements,
please visit the
website of the Brazilian Embassy in Washington or
contact your local Brazilian Consulate office.
For those who need a letter of invitation for the visa application, please register with the conference first, fill in the letter request form and send it to the registration chair by fax (+55 24 2233 6071).
Rio's international airport has excellent access to Rio's south zone where most of the major hotels are located. The airport is served by 28 international carriers as well as the three major Brazilian airlines and between them they offer direct flights to-and-from more than 80 international cities and most of the major Brazilian centers of population. A shuttle service operates between Rio and São Paulo and is based at Rio's smaller city center airport, Santos Dumont. An efficient taxi and bus service links the international airport with the main hotels and residential areas.
Other useful information about Rio - climate, communications, electric current, etc - can be found at the website of Rio's Convention and Visitors Bureau .