General Information

PASSPORTS AND VISAS

Visa requirements may differ according to the country of origin. Brazil does not require visa for most countries, however we advise delegates to check their individual needs in advance.

CURRENCY

The Brazilian currency is the Real (R$). Most foreign currencies can be exchanged in local banks, ATMs, exchange bureau and hotel cashiers.

ACCEPTED CREDIT CARDS

Major international credit cards are accepted almost everywhere in Brazil (VISA, MASTERCAD)

WEIGHT and MEASURES

Brazil uses the metric system for weight and measurements

LANGUAGE IN BRAZIL

Brazil´s native language is Portuguese. Spanish and English are spoken in most hotels, restaurants and shopping malls.

INSURANCE

Delegates are encouraged to purchase travel insurance before leaving their home country. Insurance plans typically cover accidental loss of belongings, medical costs and other risks of international traveling.

CLIMATE

Rio de Janeiro is a subtropical city. Summer extends from December to March with temperatures ranging from 25 ° C (77 ° F) to 42 ° C (108 ° F); winter runs from June through August, with temperatures around 20 ° C (68 ° F) and 16 ° C (60 ° F) at night.

TELEPHONE and TIME ZONE

The country code for Brazil is 55. The city code for Rio de Janeiro is 21.

ELECTRICITY

The electricity supply is 110V but there are 220V outlets identified in most hotels. Please ensure to bring the right converter and adaptor for your electrical equipment.

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

RioGaleão International Airport
Distance from Congress Venue: 37 km

GROUND TRANSPORTATION AT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Rio has a large fleet of taxis, almost all equipped with air conditioning. The common taxis, identified by the yellow color, transit through the streets with the taxi meter. Special taxis operated by licensed companies serve airports and hotels or can be arranged by telephone. At airports and major shopping centers, most of the special taxis work with fixed rates per area, which can be paid in advance at the company’s counter, where the rate card must be affixed.

DISCLAIMER

The Organizing Committee will not be responsible for:

– Changes in the program

– Stolen or lost personal belongings

– Attendee´s health problems, accidents or other casualties in or outside the Summit venue

– Claims related rendered by any commercial or not commercial organization