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The best Foreign Exchange Services now in Brazil. You can have your travel money at the world-class level that Global Exchange offers you. A fast service where quality, safety and excellence in Customer Service are a must, no matter where you are. Join the Global Exchange Brazil world.

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About us

The best Foreign Exchange Services now in Brazil. You can have your travel money at the world-class level that Global Exchange offers you. A fast service where quality, safety and excellence in Customer Service are a must, no matter where you are. Join the Global Exchange Brazil world.

Global Exchange is one of the three leading companies worldwide specialised in foreign exchange services, with stores at international airports and high-street locations in 20 countries of America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania. More than 13,000 Customers choose us every day to get their travel money.

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Branches in Brazil

Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport Área especial, Lago Sul, Brasília - DF - 71608-900 Brasilia (Distrito Federal) 0800 745 1505

Domestic Baggage Claim

Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport

Área especial, Lago Sul, Brasília - DF - 71608-900 Brasilia (Distrito Federal)

0800 745 1505

24 hours open.

Comment:

In front of carrousel no. 1 on the ground floor, domestic baggage claim area, Arrivals Level, Airside.

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Arrivals/Departures Area, Domestic Flights, North Pier

Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport

Área especial, Lago Sul, Brasília - DF - 71608-900 Brasilia (Distrito Federal)

0800 745 1505

24 hours open.

Comment:

In the bend of the corridor, first floor, North Pier, next to Athos Bulcão's mosaic, Level 1, Airside.

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Arrivals/Departures, Domestic Flights, South Pier

Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport

Área especial, Lago Sul, Brasília - DF - 71608-900 Brasilia (Distrito Federal)

0800 745 1505

24 hours open.

Comment:

In the bend of the corridor, first floor, South Pier, Level 1, Airside.

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International Departures

Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport

Área especial, Lago Sul, Brasília - DF - 71608-900 Brasilia (Distrito Federal)

0800 745 1505

24 hours open.

Comment:

International Departures Area, next to the staircase to the food court, First Floor, Departures Level, Airside.

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International Baggage Claim

Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport

Área especial, Lago Sul, Brasília - DF - 71608-900 Brasilia (Distrito Federal)

0800 745 1505

24 hours open.

Comment:

In front of passport control, ground floor, international baggage claim area, Arrivals Level, Airside.

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São Gonçalo do Amarante International Airport Avenida Ruy Pereira dos Santos, 3100 - São Gonçalo do Amarante - 59290-000 Natal (Rio Grande do Norte) 0800 745 1505

Arrivals - Landside

São Gonçalo do Amarante International Airport

Avenida Ruy Pereira dos Santos, 3100 - São Gonçalo do Amarante - 59290-000 Natal (Rio Grande do Norte)

0800 745 1505

From 8 a.m. to 4 a.m.

Comment:

Landside, next to domestic arrivals gate. Ground floor, Arrivals Level.

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Arrivals

São Gonçalo do Amarante International Airport

Avenida Ruy Pereira dos Santos, 3100 - São Gonçalo do Amarante - 59290-000 Natal (Rio Grande do Norte)

0800 745 1505

From 8 a.m. to 4 a.m.

Comment:

Ground floor, next to rent-a-car AVIS, Arrivals Level, Airside.

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Departures

São Gonçalo do Amarante International Airport

Avenida Ruy Pereira dos Santos, 3100 - São Gonçalo do Amarante - 59290-000 Natal (Rio Grande do Norte)

0800 745 1505

From 8 a.m. to 4 a.m.

Comment:

First floor, next to the coffee shop Caisa do pan de queijo, Level 1, Landside.

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Tancredo Neves International Airport Rodovia LMG-800, km 7,9, s/n, Confins - 33500-900 Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais) 0800 745 1505

Terminal 1

Tancredo Neves International Airport

Rodovia LMG-800, km 7,9, s/n, Confins - 33500-900 Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais)

0800 745 1505

24 hours open.

Comment:

To the left of the domestic arrivals, near the point of transfer to Terminal 3.

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Terminal 3

Tancredo Neves International Airport

Rodovia LMG-800, km 7,9, s/n, Confins - 33500-900 Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais)

0800 745 1505

24 hours open.

Comment:

In the central area, in front of the information desk.

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Rio Galeão - Tom Jobim International Airport Av. Vinte de Janeiro, s/n, Ilha do Governador - 21941-900 Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro) 0800 745 1505

Terminal 2 – International arrivals, landside

Rio Galeão - Tom Jobim International Airport

Av. Vinte de Janeiro, s/n, Ilha do Governador - 21941-900 Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro)

0800 745 1505

24 hours open.

Comment:

The branch is located opposite the international departures area, right next to the exit gate.

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Terminal 2 - Domestic departures, airdside

Rio Galeão - Tom Jobim International Airport

Av. Vinte de Janeiro, s/n, Ilha do Governador - 21941-900 Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro)

0800 745 1505

24 hours open.

Comment:

The branch is located right before the escalator.

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Terminal 2 - Domestic departures, landside

Rio Galeão - Tom Jobim International Airport

Av. Vinte de Janeiro, s/n, Ilha do Governador - 21941-900 Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro)

0800 745 1505

24 hours open.

Comment:

The branch is opposite to the airport gate B, level 2.

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Terminal 2 - International departures, airside

Rio Galeão - Tom Jobim International Airport

Av. Vinte de Janeiro, s/n, Ilha do Governador - 21941-900 Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro)

0800 745 1505

24 hours open.

Comment:

The branch is located in the first floor of terminal 2, in the airside of international departures.

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Terminal 2 - International Pier departures, airside

Rio Galeão - Tom Jobim International Airport

Av. Vinte de Janeiro, s/n, Ilha do Governador - 21941-900 Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro)

0800 745 1505

24 hours open.

Comment:

The branch is located in the second floor of terminal 2, in the area restricted to passengers of the International Pier.

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Terminal 2 - International arrivals, airside

Rio Galeão - Tom Jobim International Airport

Av. Vinte de Janeiro, s/n, Ilha do Governador - 21941-900 Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro)

0800 745 1505

24 hours open.

Comment:

You can find this branch in the ground floor of terminal 2, after the security control of Policia Federal. Descend the escalator and you will find it in front of you.

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Pátio Brasil Shopping Setor Comercial Sul, Quadra 7 Bloco A - Asa Sul - 70307-902 Brasilia (Distrito Federal) 0800 745 1505

Pátio Brasil Shopping branch

Pátio Brasil Shopping

Setor Comercial Sul, Quadra 7 Bloco A - Asa Sul - 70307-902 Brasilia (Distrito Federal)

0800 745 1505

Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Comment:

The branch is located on the third floor of the shopping mall, store 510.

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The Brazilian Real

Since 1994 the Brazilian Real is the legal tender of Brazil, signed as R$ and ISO-coded 4217 BRL. As of today, it is the strongest currency in Latin America and the Central Bank of Brazil is the authority in charge of minting it in coins of 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 centavos and 1 real and banknotes of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 reales. The coin is produced in a brass ring with a cupronickel core.

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The Brazilian Real

Since 1994 the Brazilian Real is the legal tender of Brazil, signed as R$ and ISO-coded 4217 BRL. As of today, it is the strongest currency in Latin America and the Central Bank of Brazil is the authority in charge of minting it in coins of 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 centavos and 1 real and banknotes of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 reales. The coin is produced in a brass ring with a cupronickel core.

The Brazilian real was created in parity with US dollar, its highest exchange rate reaching in 1995, when a real was traded at 1.20 US dollars. Then, in the 2002 crisis, the Brazilian real depreciated down to its minimum value —0.25 US dollars.

A little bit of history

The Real was used as a currency until 1942, when it was replaced by the cruzeiro. It was commonly called "réis", which is the short name for "reais", the plural for "real". After some changes in currency regulations, the Real was introduced in Brazil again in 1994 as part of a process of macroeconomic and institutional reforms integrated in the "Plano Real". These economic measures were a success that enabled to cut inflation, so the Real became a stable currency for the country.

This currency became legal tender during the term of the President Itamar Franco, who took the position as Fernando Collor de Mello stepped down. Tax Minister at that time was Fernando Henrique Cardoso, who would become President for two consecutive terms. On 1st July 1994, 2,750 cruzeiros reais were worth 1 real. The Central Bank of Brazil collected and retired 34,000 million of cruzeiros reais and commissioned 1,500 banknotes of reals for a value of 27,000 million dollars (90% minted in the "Casa da Moeda", Rio de Janeiro, and 10% in other four countries). Additionally, 900 million coins were distributed, with a total of 1,000 tons. This change represented a cost of 10 million dollars.

"Deus Seja Louvado"

Since 1986, Brazilian banknotes contained the words "Deus Seja Louvado" (God be praised) and this message was kept when in 1994 the currency of today, the real, was launched as a decision taken by the Ministry of Tax at that time, Fernando Henrique Cardoso. In 2012, the Public Prosecutor of São Paulo sought a court order upon the Ministry of Justice so that the banknotes started to be printed without that sentence. The request was based on the argument that Brazil was a secular state and should be therefore free from any religious influence. Moreover, it was argued that this sentence put one religion before others.

The Central Bank responded to that by stating that the preamble to the Brazilian Constitution explicitly states that the democracy was established "under the protection of God" and that the State, "not being atheist, anticlerical or antireligious, could lawfully make reference to the existence of a higher entity, a god, as long as no specific religious doctrine was suggested".

Eight different currencies in 50 years

Brazil has changed up to eight times its currency in little more than 50 years. After going through the réis, cruzeiro, cruzeiro novo, cruzado, cruzado novo, novamente cruzeiro and the cruzeiro real the country finally adopted the currency of today on 1st July 1994. The latest banknotes were issued in 2010; they come in different sizes and include strong security features to ensure authenticity.

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Daily exchange rates

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Coins and notes

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FAQs
What currencies do we work with?
Aiming to offer the most complete service to our Customers, we carry out foreign exchange transactions with the widest variety on the market. No matter which currency you are looking for, we've got it!
Which is the exchange rate of US Dollar to Brazilian Real?
Exchange rates are changing all the time, according to market fluctuations, so we advise you to check rates at our price monitors at our branches or in this website. Please ask your assistant at the branch for information on exchange commissions.
Do you charge any commission? Also in phone orders?
If you change your currency in our branches in Brazil or you place an order by phone, besides the exchange rate, a commission according to the changed currency is applied. Please ask your assistant at the branch for information on exchange commissions.
Do you accept travellers cheques at your branches?
We are not currently accepting travellers cheques.
Do you accept debit and credit cards to carry out transactions at your branches in Brazil?
Yes, Global Exchange accepts all credit and debit cards in the market (VISA, Mastercard and American Express).
Which are the opening hours of our bureaux de change in Brazil?
Our branches are open 24/7.
What if I am given a banknote in poor conditions?
Global Exchange means quality and reliability. This is applicable to all processes and people belonging to our Company. Our strict procedures and quality controls ensure that our banknotes are always in perfect conditions. Nevertheless, if you want to change any of the banknotes we have given to you, we will be happy to do it.
What if I am given a counterfeit banknote?
Our strict controls and procedures guarantee that there is little chance for this to happen. Nevertheless, in the rare case that this actually occurs we will change it for a new one immediately.
Which is the Global Exchange guarantee?
Our guarantee is that you will be operating with the best foreign exchange services company in the world, highly oriented to Customer Service.
Where are your branches?
Global Exchange is a multinational company present in different world regions and committed to permanent expansion, both in Brazil and in the rest of the world.
What are the advantages of getting my travel money in Global Exchange?
Being a Global Exchange Customer means having advantages in our locations all over the world (discounts, priority service, tax refunds and more). See more at our website.
How long does it take to perform a foreign exchange transaction?
Our ever-improving procedures and our cutting-edge technology allow us to offer the fastest currency exchange transactions, always with the best quality.
Why Global Exchange?
Because in Global Exchange the Customer is at the heart of what we do and we are proud to offer the best Customer experience in the currency exchange industry. Always by your side in your international travels, Global Exchange offers you the best service in travel money, no matter where you are.
What if I find a mistake and I am already far from a Global Exchange branch?
Don’t worry! Global Exchange is a multinational company that offers you a number of channels to get in touch with. According to our principle of Excellence in Customer Service, every single issue reported by our Customers is important to us, so we want to hear from you! With Global Exchange, you will never feel alone.
I've been given a 15% off voucher in my transaction, how does it work?
You can use this voucher in your next currency exchange transaction, at any of our branches within the same country. This discount is applicable on the exchange margin and it does not expiry. Discount not applicable on exchange commission.

If you still have doubts, you can ask any of our agents at the Customer Service Department.

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Global Exchange Ombudsman services, regulated by Brazilian authorities, are a communication channel offered to our Customers. This service is available to solve any complaint or incident which cannot be solved by the different Customer Service channels we offer. We have a great team at your service, which will be glad to help. Discover the excellence of our Customer Service.

Call our Customer Service number 0800 770 5422 (valid in Brazil), available from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (Brasilia time) from Monday to Friday except bank holidays. If you wish, you can also fill out the following form and we will be contacting you as soon as possible.