🚗 Do tourists need a license to drive a car in Brazil?

No, tourists do not need a license to drive a car in Brazil.

🚓 Driver rules in Brazil

  • Speed limitations: The maximum speed limit on highways in Brazil is generally 110 km/h (approximately 68 mph) for light vehicles. In urban areas, the speed limit is typically around 60 km/h (approximately 37 mph).
  • Mobile phone use: It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving in Brazil unless you have a hands-free system. The use of handheld mobile devices is strictly prohibited.
  • Drunk driving: It is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of more than 0.04% in Brazil. Penalties for drunk driving include fines, license suspension, and even imprisonment.
  • Insurance: It is mandatory to have vehicle insurance in Brazil, which covers third-party liability. This insurance is known as "Seguro DPVAT."
  • Age limitations: To obtain a driver's license in Brazil, you must be at least 18 years old. However, there are restrictions and specific requirements for younger drivers.