In this session, we explain the process for acquiring essential documents for travelling to Brazil.

 

Visa

  • Visitors to Brazil must obtain a visa from a Brazilian Consulate (in some cases, Embassy) unless they come from a visa exempt countries.
  • Information on this topic may be found here: http://www.portalconsular.itamaraty.gov.br/vistos-para-viajar-ao-brasil. In case of questions, we strongly recommend you check with your local Brazilian diplomatic mission if you need to apply for a tourist visa beforehand.
  • Important: bear in mind that you must apply for a visa in advance, it might take some weeks for you to get it.
  • The Local Committee (eventos@cnpem.br) can provide a letter of invitation if you need to present it for visa or academic purposes. The Invitation Letter from the CNPEM may NOT be enough to obtain a Brazilian visa.

Passport

  • The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your planned date of departure from Brazil.

Travel Insurance

  • You may consider an insurance policy of your choice to protect your interests in relation to cancellations, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property. The conference organizers cannot take any responsibility for participants failing to arrange their own insurance.

Airports

  • Guarulhos (GRU) Airport (São Paulo International Airport), known as “Cumbica Airport”, is where the majority of foreign participants will arrive. It is located less than 60 minutes from Sao Paulo downtown and around 2 hours from Campinas.
  • The Viracopos (VCP) International Airport is located in one of the major technological poles of Brasil, in Campinas, a town that shelters large universities and state of the art technology corporations.

Exchange Money

  • REAL (R$)  is the currency used in Brazil. It is possible to find some options for exchanging Money at Guarulhos (GRU) or Viracopos (VCP) airports. In Campinas you can also find exchange offices.

How to get to Campinas, Sâo Paulo:

  • Guarulhos Airport (GRU, Governador André Franco Montoro Airport, also known as “Cumbica Airport”) is the airport through which most foreign participants will arrive. It is located in the city of Guarulhos, less than 60 minutes from downtown Sao Paulo, and around 1h30 min from Campinas either by bus or car;

How to get to Campinas from Guarulhos Airport* Next to the main parking lot. Tickets to Campinas cost 33.50 BRL each. The bus timetable is available at the company website (select “Cumbica (Guarulhos)”).

  • Viracopos International Airport (VCP) is located near the city of Campinas. Some international flights are available to/from this airport, most of them with connections in Florida and Lisboa.

How to get to Campinas from Viracopos Airport:* A Lirabus company booth is located in front of the Domestic Arrivals. Tickets to Campinas cost 13.75 BRL each. The bus timetable is available at the company website (select “Viracopos”). The bus trip from Viracopos Airport to Campinas bus station takes around 40 minutes.

*Locations and costs are subject to change. The airport information desk will provide up-to-date directions.

  • Ground Transportation

Busses from the Airports and from other cities wil arrive at the Campinas Bus Terminal (called “Terminal Multimodal Ramos de Azevedo”). Bus tickets can be reserved and purchased online for the major bus companies.

Instructions on how to get from the Bus Terminal to CNPEM using public transportation can be found here. The Local Committee can provide more information if needed.

Taxis and ride-booking apps are also available in the city.

If you prefer coming by car, taxi or public transportation, please check how to get to CNPEM campus