The Government of Canada’s Travel page is home to all entry/exit requirements. Please visit travel.gc.ca regularly for travel advisories.
As a special, temporary measure sanctioned by the Government of Brazil on account of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Canadian passport holders will be exempt from the tourist visa requirement to enter Brazil between June 1 and September 18, 2016, for a stay of up to 90 days. This exemption does not apply, however, to other visa categories such as work and study.
Persons under 18 or 19 years of age (depending on their province / territory of residence) are considered children and need appropriate documentation to travel to Brazil. Please visit travel.gc.ca for a list of requirements.
For a full list of Consular Offices’ and addresses please visit Global affairs canada.
We highly recommend that anyone travelling to Brazil to register ahead of time by visiting the “Registration of Canadians Abroad” page on travel.gc.ca.
Many airlines or travel agencies will offer travel insurance packages when booking flights. You may want to consider this option just in case you anticipate last minute changes to your travel plans and also want to ensure you are covered for lost luggage etc. If you are paying with a credit card, your credit card program may automatically include this insurance coverage option. Please confirm with your credit card company.
Review your health insurance coverage for medical support provided abroad. In Rio, public hospital coverage is basic vs. coverage you may receive at a private hospital. Make sure you understand what your health insurance covers to avoid any unforeseen on site payments. Family and friends will not have access to the COC medical and health services.