All visitors to Brazil need a passport valid for at least six months from the day of entry.
If children are travelling alone or accompanied by a third party, they have to obtain both father's and mother's written authorization. Children traveling with one parent need the authorization from the other parent.
Citizens of the following countries do not require a visa to visit Brazil for tourism purposes for the stays up to 90 days: Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Monaco, Morocco, the Netherlands, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, the Vatican.
For citizens of Venezuela the above visa requirements are for stays of maximum 60 days.
American, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens need Brazilian tourist visas.
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is requested if the visa applicant traveled within the last 90 days to Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guyana, Peru and Venezuela.
Yellow fever vaccination is advisable if the visa applicant destination in Brazil includes any of the following States: Acre, Amazonas, Amapá, Federal District, Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima and Tocantins.