Brazil has special treaties with border countries ,and citizens can get into the country just with their IDs. For other countries it's used the rule of reciprocity. If it's required that Brazilian citizens get a visa to get into the country, it's necessary that the citizen coming to Brazil get a visa too . It's advisable to check with your local Government before planning your travel.
Hotels: In order to encourage Tourism, most of the Hotels charge a fee that goes to the Convention Bureau that varies from US 2 to US 7 per night , depending on the category of the hotel.
Departure taxes: Departure taxes are usually included in the airline tickets. It's important to check with the airline company beforehand.
The currency in Brazil is the Real. In the exchange places the most common currencies are the Euro and the American Dollar. Shops in general take only Real. Credit cards are well accepted in most shops and Hotels. For the beach, it's better to carry Reais.
Bank hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays to Fridays.
Exchange places: usually from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays to Fridays.
In the most important cities there are exchange places, whereas in smaller or distant cities the reference is the hotel, lodging or local Bank.
Bars and restaurants: Most establishments include service taxes, which can vary from 10% to 15%, usually easy to see in the tab. In case it's not included, you can read "Service not included " in the tab, and should be paid separately.
Taxi: In most parts of Brazil taxis run on meter. In some places, such as Fernando de Noronha and Buzios , prices are previously agreed , according to the destinations. Taxi drivers don't charge taxes or tips, but tend to round it up.