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CLIMATE AND CLOTHING

Salvador is a typical tropical, hot and humid climate with an average temperature of 25 ° C (77 ° F). The weather in Salvador demands light, comfortable clothing.


VISA AND PASSPORT

Visitors from countries belonging to the Mercosur need have only some identification. For tourists and visitors from other countries it must have a passport valid for at least six (06) months.

For more information about the need for entry visas to Brazil contact the nearest Brazilian Consulate or Embassy in your country, or visit:www.mre.gov.br.


PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Salvador has about 3,300 public buses and subway. In addition to the public transport system, Salvador offers tourists other private transport services made in special buses with guides and bilingual drivers.


SAFETY

  • If you need police assistance look for the Bureau of Protection of Tourist – DELTURe the Military Police – CIA Tourist Police, with offices located in the city’s historic center. These agencies have qualified people, capable of handling any threat to tourist safety;
  • Do not exchange money with strangers. Go directly to the banks or exchange houses;
  • Avoid wearing jewelry and take large sums of money with you;
  • It is not recommended to keep your passport with you all the time, especially if the beach. In case of loss notify the police immediately;
  • Only use taxis accredited enterprises.


SHOPPING

If you plan to buy popular art, crafts and clothing, check the small shops in the Lesser Town or head to the Mercado Modelo. Or if you prefer, the city has large shopping malls: Shopping da Bahia,  Salvador Shopping, Shopping Barra, Shopping Paralela ***

ELECTRICITY

The voltage Salvador is 110 volts. When asked, most hotels provides transformers to visitors who have different voltage devices, such as 220 volts.

The Brazilian standard current electrical outlet is three (3) pin. (follows attached).

 

MORE INFORMATION

Salvador Destination – www.salvadordestination.com.br

Bahiatursa –  www.bahia.com.br

Ministério do Turismo –  www.turismo.gov.br

 

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