(R$) = 100 centavos. Notes are in denominations of R$100, 50,
10, 5 and 1. Coins are in denominations of R$1, and 50, 25,
10, 5 and 1 centavos.
All banks and cambios exchange recognised travellers cheques
and foreign currency. There is an extensive network of ATMs
around the country. The US Dollar is the most widely accepted
Credit & debit cards:
Most major international cards are accepted. Check with your
credit or debit card company for details of merchant acceptability
and other services which may be available.
Exchangeable at hotels, banks and tourist agencies. Tourists
cannot exchange US travellers cheques for US banknotes but they
may, however, benefit from a 15 per cent discount when paying
hotel or restaurant bills in foreign currency or travellers
cheques. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers
are advised to take travellers cheques in US Dollars.
The import and export of local currency is unlimited although
it may be subject to prior approval by Brazil Central Bank.
The import of foreign currency is unlimited, provided amounts
over US$1000 are declared on arrival; the export of foreign
currency is limited to US$4000 per person (amounts in excess
of this need special approval from the Brazilian Central Bank).