The Government of Canada’s Travel page is home to all entry/exit requirements. Please visit 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 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

Consulate General of Brazil in Montreal
1 Westmount Square - suite 1700
Montreal, Quebec H3Z 2P9
Phone: (514) 499-0968
Business Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Brazil Embassy Canada - Ottawa
450 Wilbrod Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6M8
Phone: (613) 237-1090
Business Hours:
Monday – Friday
9:15 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.

Brazil Consulate Canada - Toronto
77 Bloor Street West, Suite 1109
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1M2
Phone: (416) 922 250
Business Hours:
Monday – Friday
9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.



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.


  • Carry the minimum number of valuables and plan places to conceal them
  • Photocopies of your itinerary and travel documents
  • Coloured photocopy of your passport, or other photo ID
  • Weight allowance for luggage is usually 50lbs. Please check with your airline for their specific regulations.
  • Hudson’s Bay Team Canada gear to wear to events
  • Local currency
  • If you have allergies, medical or nutritional needs, it is useful to carry around a card explaining these needs in Portuguese
  • Personal medications/vitamins (in their original packaging)
  • Power converter/adapter
  • Pack a pair of comfortable shoes
  • Flip flops or slippers for indoor use
  • Bring a change of clothes and any essential toiletries in your carry-on
  • Pillow (if you have a favourite you can’t sleep without)
  • Camera
  • Battery-operated alarm clock
  • Favourite toiletries
  • Bath mat
  • Extra contacts or prescription glasses
  • Sunglasses