Brazil currency exchange
Brazil currency exchange
In addition to using your credit/debit cards on your Brazil travel
northeast, you can also purchase travellers cheques to cover
your Brazil holiday spending. While Euros are slowly
gaining recognition, they give poor Brazil money exchange
If you are set on using travellers cheques, be warned that they
are not necessarily as straightforward nor the better option
you might think. Unless of course you want to keep a small
emergency reserve fund. If you must use them, aim to obtain the
most widely recognised travellers checks.
Brazil money exchange centres - casas de cambios can be
found in most major cities. Regardless of whether you are changing
cash or traveller's cheques you'll need your passport as proof of
While travellers checks do offer a greater degree of security - i.e.
they are replaceable if lost or stolen, the downside of using
travellers cheques must also be considered.
Here are a few key points to help you decide whether travellers
checks are right for you on your Brazil travel northeast.
You'll usually get one to two percent less on the
brasil currency exchange rate for travellers cheques than
you would for cash
You are restricted on the use of travellers cheques and unlike
US dollars, checks must be exchanged prior to use
Unless you cash travellers checks at international airports,
they can prove costly and difficult to exchange, with a
lengthy timescale to cash them. Airport banks are open seven
days a week, with other banks open Monday to Friday
You may also find that it is only certain branches of the
major banks - usually the head office, that will have a
Brazil currency exchange section - câmbio. These
include HSBC, Banco Itaú, Banespa. The bank's money exchange
sections tend to close early, at around lunchtime or an hour
or so after lunch, so be sure to get there early if you need to
cash travelers checks
However, you can also change traveller's cheques as well as
cash in travel agencies and some hotels
Expect the Brazil currency exchange rate on traveller's
cheques to be of a lower rate where ever you cash them,
although some banks will give you a slightly better rate.
For instance, some will only charge a minimum of $100 for
Brazilian banks are likely to charge a large fee, in addition
to it taking up to a few hours for you to complete all the
required paperwork. Banco do Brasil for instance, charge by
far the largest fee for each travelers check cashed
Taking into consideration how easy it is to use credit cards,
you might find it easier and more to your advantage to use these, supplemented with some cash, rather than rely
on travelers cheque usage as your main source of holiday spending.
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Info guide on using credit/debit cards, travellers cheques, cash,
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