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Fernando de Noronha, Brazil Travel Information

According to ezinereligion, Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago of 21 islands in the Atlantic Ocean (South America) that is part of Brazil. By far the largest island of this archipelago is the eponymous Fernando de Noronha. Other large and well-known islands are Rata, Sela Gineta, Cabeluda, São Jose, Leão and Viúva. The capital of Fernando de Noronha is Vila dos Remedios.

Fernando de Noronha is a rocky archipelago, most of which is a national park. Many different animal species live in the interior and there are still many untouched pieces of nature to be found. On the coastline of the islands you will find beautiful sandy beaches with clear blue water. In the waters around Fernando de Noronha you can dive and snorkel for dolphins and sea turtles. To safeguard nature and not create mass tourism, a maximum of 100 people are allowed to visit the islands every day. Because of all the natural beauty, the entire archipelago is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. According to extrareference, the islands are also known as a passage point for the annual Volvo Ocean Race.

Where is Fernando de Noronha located?

Travel information of Fernando de Noronha

Official name: Fernando de Noronha
Continent: South America
Area: 26 km²
Capital: Vila dos Remedios
Country code: BR, BRA
Population: 3,101 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Federal Republic
Highest point: 321 m (Morro do Pico)
Distance (Amsterdam – Vila dos Remedios): 7,100 km
Flight time: approximately 11 hours

Travel advice
Current status: Attention, safety risks.
Current color code: Yellow.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place in Fernando de Noronha that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs by Fernando de Noronha, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Fernando de Noronha. If you want to put together your own trip or are looking for separate travel components such as hotels, airline tickets and a rental car, please visit our travel offer page.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Fernando de Noronha? Then take a look at travel bookstore De Zwerver where you will find an extensive collection.

Weather and climate
Fernando de Noronha has a tropical climate. Temperatures are around 25 to 30 degrees all year round.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Fernando de Noronha can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Fernando de Noronha can be found at Climate info.

Best time
September, October, November and December are the best months to travel to Fernando de Noronha. This avoids the prolonged rainy season.

Portuguese is the official language in Fernando de Noronha. Italian, German, Spanish and English are also used as second languages.
Would you like to translate from or into Portuguese for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid passport.
A visa is not necessary if you stay in Fernando de Noronha for less than 90 days.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Brazil (also for Fernando de Noronha):
Dutch consulates in Brazil (also for Fernando de Noronha):
Brazilian Embassy in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
Brazilian consulates in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Before visiting Fernando de Noronha, it is mandatory to get vaccinated against yellow fever.
In addition, it is recommended to get one or more other vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Money and Currency
In Fernando de Noronha you pay with the Brazilian real (BRL).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
There is only one ATM in Fernando de Noronha. This can be found at the airport.

Price level
The prices in Fernando de Noronha are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -23% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (46% cheaper), food (21% cheaper), imported beer in catering (5% more expensive), cigarettes (60% cheaper) and public transport (59% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Fernando de Noronha it is customary to tip. If no service charge has been calculated yet, tip approximately 10%.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 4 hours earlier in Fernando de Noronha.
During our winter time it is 3 hours earlier in Fernando de Noronha.
Fernando de Noronha knows no difference between winter time and summer time.
Find the local time, date and time zone for Fernando de Noronha on our time difference page.

In Fernando de Noronha you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Fernando de Noronha.

In Fernando de Noronha you need a travel plug. In addition, in some cases you need an inverter.
More information about common plugs and sockets in Fernando de Noronha can be found on our electricity page (under Brazil).

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 8136191343 or 8136191179
– Fire: unknown
– Ambulance: 8136191344

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Fernando de Noronha can be found on Google news.

Websites from Fernando de Noronha end in.br.
Fernando de Noronha’s official website: noronha.pe.gov.br.

The country code (international access code) to call someone in Fernando de Noronha is 0055 or +55.
If you want to call the Netherlands from Fernando de Noronha, dial 00 followed by the code of the local telephone provider you are calling from and then 31, i.e. 00 XX 31.
(If you are using a country code, you must omit the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in Fernando de Noronha’s telephone directory.
Company details can be found in Fernando de Noronha’s Yellow Pages.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos by Fernando de Noronha.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos by Fernando de Noronha.

An overview of all holidays in Fernando de Noronha can be found on Beleven.org.

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Fernando de Noronha, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Fernando de Noronha?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Fernando de Noronha. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Fernando de Noronha can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Fernando de Noronha can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Fernando de Noronha? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, electronics, money and perfume. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. In addition, on this website you will find the laws and regulations regarding the importation of pets and a list of everything that Fernando de Noronha may not be imported and/or exported.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business in or do business with Fernando de Noronha, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Fernando de Noronha, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Fernando de Noronha.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: Maximum allowed alcohol content is 0.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Fernando de Noronha is an annual mandatory passage point of the Volvo Ocean Race?
…The entire archipelago is on the World Heritage List?
…The archipelago used to bear names such as São Lourenço, São João and Quaresma?
…One has to pay an entrance fee to visit the islands?

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