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Practical Information

Practical Information

01 _ Coming to Brazil

Entry and exit requirements1

European, South African, Turkey and New Zealand passport holders have Visa Exemption, for a period not exceeding ninety (90) days.

ATTENTION! Effective April 10th, 2024 passport holders from Australia, Canada, and the
United States will need a VIVIS (Visit Visa) to enter Brazil. The online form to apply for the visa is available here:

It’s not necessary to go to a Brazilian embassy or consulate to obtain it. The fee is U$ 80.00, which can be paid with Mastercard/Visa credit and debit cards. Upon successful payment of the fee, you will receive an email confirming the status of your application, indicating whether it has been approved, rejected, or if additional documentation is required. If approved, you will be emailed a PDF file containing your eVisa. You must download, print and present your eVisa at the time of boarding and landing in Brazil.

Secure your eVisa for a hassle-free journey!

For more information, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of Brazil.

01 _ Coming to Brazil


Entry requirements vary depending on the type of passport you use for travel.

Before you travel, check with your transportation company about passport requirements. Its rules on passport validity may be more stringent than the country’s entry rules.

01 _ Coming to Brazil

Security and communication1

Brazilians are usually very friendly, and helpful, and most young people can speak English. Bus, Uber, and taxi drivers usually don’t speak English but are willing to communicate.

As in any other big city, we recommend that you watch your belongings in São Paulo and
Campinas, especially in crowded areas. Remain vigilant when visiting tourist destinations such as beaches, outdoor markets, hotel grounds, bars and nightclubs, airports, and bus stations. Avoid showing signs of affluence such as expensive jewelry, watches, clothing, and bags. Carry only small amounts of cash, keep cameras and portable electronic devices concealed, be aware of ploys to distract your attention, remain cautious with new acquaintances who ask for information or offer hospitality or assistance, and book tours with reliable agencies.

In Barão Geraldo, where the Unicamp campus is located, security is not an issue, reports of petty theft and scams are very rare, almost nonexistent.

02 _ Campinas

About the city of  Campinas2

Weather in Campinas

July is winter in Brazil, but temperatures are mild in Campinas, ranging from 15 to 25°C.

The days are generally sunny, heavy rain is uncommon at this time; hat and sunscreen are recommended.

Water fountains are safe to drink and common on campus. You'll find places to buy bottled water or refill your bottle.

The air quality in Campinas and surrounding areas is good, but in São Paulo it is worse.

Air humidity in winter is generally low in Campinas. Be aware of how this may affect your instrument and bow.


Campinas is a metropolis and cultural center
with more than 1 million inhabitants

03 _ How to come

Coming to Campinas


There are 3 main airport options: Campinas-Viracopos Airport (VCP), São PauloGuarulhos (GRU) (also called Cumbica) and São Paulo-Congonhas (CGH). We recommend that you choose the former if possible. If you can’t find direct flights to Viracopos, there are many ways to get to Campinas.

How to get to Campinasby bus

To use public transport in Campinas you need to download the Transurc app.

Register and buy credits to pay the bill via QRCode.

Ticket price: R$ 5.90

from Barão Geraldo Terminal to UNICAMP
  • Line 337 – Term. Barão Geraldo to UNICAMP (get off at Av. Bertrand Russell 142-284)
04 _ Food & Sleep

Where to stay?


These are some suggestions, but you can find other accommodations on hotel apps or airbnb.

For students

ABRAV got in touch with some more economical options for the stay of students and professionals. Below we have listed information about prices for single rooms and rooms for 2, 3 or 4 people.

Another option is to check the availability of accommodation in fraternities near Unicamp. Click here to access the FB page of the Barão Geraldo group of republics.

04 _ Food & Sleep

Where to eat?


Barão Geraldo has several restaurant options, including vegetarian and vegan ones.

For students

Students’ meals will be provided by ABRAV, at the University Cafeteria, during the 5 days of the event. After registration and on a date closer to the Congress, we will make a list of those interested in receiving this benefit.

The Brazilian Violists Association is a non-profit association created in 2014. We aim to bring together professional violists, teachers, students and amateurs from all over Brazil.

Our objective is to promote and value the artistic quality of the entire violist class, individually and collectively.

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