Citizens of some countries need a Brazilian entry visa. We can provide an invitation letter for a registered participant upon request. Before making travel arrangements check with a Brazilian Consulate about all entry requirements.
Brazilian currency is the REAL. Its sign is R$ and its ISO code is BRL. It is subdivided into 100 centavos ("hundreths").
Today exchange rate: BRL to USD and USD to BRL.
Check with your health insurance about coverage in Rio. NuInt 2012 does not offer any medical or dental service. You may consider buying health insurance before arriving in Rio de Janeiro.
REACHING RIO DE JANEIRO
Rio de Janeiro Tom Jobim airport connects Rio to several domestic and international destinations. It is located about 23 km from CBPF.
TRANSFER FROM THE AIRPORT
There are four main options for transfer from the airport to your hotel. We recommend you to arrange your transffer prior to your trip.
SHUTTLE RIO: a shuttle service that takes you from the airport to your hotel by about R$ 15.00. Rides shall be booked in advance either by your travel agency or through the shuttle service site http://shuttlerio.com.br/ available in Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Cab: several companies offer cabs from the airport to any location in Rio. Service can be purchased at the airport after leaving the restricted area. A ride to CBPF shall cost around R$ 80.00
Special bus: a special bus line connects the airport to several hotels. Fare goes around R$ 12.00 and is paid directly to the driver.
Car rental: many rental car companies are located at the airport and reservations can be made through their website or by a travel agent.
GOING AROUND IN RIO
Rio has a vast, diversified and unexpensive transportarion system operating with busses, subway, taxis and trains. A cab ride from most hotels close to CBPF and the workshop venue shall cost around R$ 15.00 and the ride can easily be shared by 4 passenger without any extra charge. A bus fare will be around R$ 3.50. Botafogo subway station is about 15 minutes walk from CBPF. A subway bus connects the station to Urca leaving passengers about 100 m from CBPF. Subway fare is about R$ 3.20 without the bus or R$ 4.15 with the bus.
Rio de Janeiro has a tropical wet and dry climate with an average monthly temperature above 18 0C in everymonth of the year and with a period of heavy rain from December to March. In Summer (December to March) temperature may go above 40 0C in some areas of the city. Temperatures above 27 C may occur in every month of the year. The minimum temperature ever recorded in the city was 4.8 0C in July 1928 in the area of Campo dos Afonsos in the west area of the city. The maximum temperature ever recorded was 44 0C in February. In July 2011 temperature reached a low of 8.1 0C also in the west area of the city. NuInt12 will happen in October when precipitation averages 89 mm, there are, in average, 11 rainy days (precipitation 20 mm) and 158 sunshine hours. The following table provides some basic information for the days of NuInt12.
|Average high||26 0C||26 0C||27 0C||27 0C||27 0C||27 0C||27 0C|
|Average low||21 0C||21 0C||21 0C||21 0C||21 0C||21 0C||21 0C|
|Average||23 0C||23 0C||23 0C||23 0C||23 0C||23 0C||23 0C|
Electricity power in Rio is most 110V / 60 Hz AC. Some hotels may provide other standards. You may need and adaptor to connect your devices to the Brazilain outlets. Check this with your hotel prior to your arrival. Brazil new plug (type "N", shown below) is used only in Brazil.