Tourists in front of Itaipu Dam

Travel Information

Timezone
The official time in Brazil is Brasília Time, which is three hours behind the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-3). There is no longer “daylight saving time” (formerly, at a certain time of the year, clocks were advanced by one hour).
Argentina is also 3 hours behind UTC (UTC-3).
Paraguay is four hours behind UTC (UTC-4). The country has "daylight saving time", so when planning tours to the country, check out the local time.

Toll roads
In all three countries there are tolls on the highways. Depending on where you are going or where you will arrive via land, it is always wise to carry a quantity of local currency. In Puerto Iguazu, do not be surprised if you are approached, on the road returning from the Falls, to pay the tourist tax. The cost is very affordable. If you intend to return to Puerto Iguazu another day, keep the receipt and present it so that you will be charged only once.

Purchase Quota
Iguassu is also a shopping destination. For tourists who shop in Paraguay or Argentina and return by land, the allowed quota is $300. For those traveling by plane, the quota is $500. Be aware of the allowed quantities. In this guide (below) prepared by the IRS there is information.
The link below provides information on customs and purchasing legislation in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, and German.
http://receita.economia.gov.br/orientacao/aduaneira/viagens-internacionais/guia-do-viajante/olimpiadas/todos-os-folderes.pdf

Electricity
Brazil: 127 V and 220 V.
Paraguay and Argentina: 220 V.
The pattern of plugs is different in all three countries.

Safety
A Survey of International Tourism Demand in Brazil, conducted in 2018 by the Ministry of Tourism, resulted in a 95% satisfaction rate of tourists who visited Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil).

Smoking indoors
In Brazil and Argentina, there are specific laws that prohibit smoking indoors. Paraguay also has legislation on this. Only in some places it is allowed to smoke indoors. When in doubt, consult the staff who work at the place where you are.

Clothing for some tours
It is worth reinforcing:
When visiting Foz do Iguaçu’s Mosque, it is necessary to take off shoes and respect the rules of visitation: women should cover their heads with scarves (provided by the Mosque) and be dressed in pants or long skirt. Men should be wearing pants or shorts below the knees.
In the Itaipu Special Tour, an internal tour of the Itaipu Power Plant, the minimum age for the tour is 14 years and it is necessary to wear clothes below the knee and closed shoes without heels.
For the other tours, comfortable clothes and shoes are ideal!

Useful phone numbers

Emergency Medical Service (SAMU)
192

Integrated Service of Trauma Care in Emergency (SIATE)
193

Military police
190

Woman and Tourist Police Station
+55 45 3521-2150

Tourist Police in Ciudad del Este
+595 61 502 715

IRS
+55 45 3520-4300

Cataratas International Airport (Foz do Iguaçu – Brazil)
+55 45 3521-4200

Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport (Puerto Iguazú – Argentina)
+54 3757 421 996

Guaraní International Airport (Ciudad del Este – Paraguay)
+595 61 420-843

Tourist Information in Foz do Iguaçu
0800 45 1516

Tourist Information in Puerto Iguazú
+543757 420800

Tourist Information in Ciudad del Este
+595 61 508 810 / 508 811

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