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There are so many things to discover for the traveller who wants to visit the 28 countries that are members of the EU. Travelling between these countries has become much easier since the creation of the so-called 'Schengen Area'.
You can cross most borders within the EU without passing through any immigration procedures. Tourists with a valid Brazilian passport can travel freely within the Schengen Area without a visa for a period of up to 90 days. That means that you can enter and leave 25 Schengen countries without internal border controls. A passport is still required for crossing borders between Schengen and the few non-Schengen countries: UK, Ireland, Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus and Croatia. It is also important to know that Iceland, Norway and Switzerland are also members of the Schengen Area, even though they are not EU members.
Please keep in mind that even within the Schengen Area you should always keep your passport with you, as you might need it in case of a random identification check or security controls.
You should also know that 18 of the 28 member countries use the euro, the common currency of the euro zone, which saves time and money, because there is no need to exchange currencies every time you go to another EU country.
To get more information about travelling to and within the EU, visit the EU travel information site
Have a nice trip!
Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme for education, training, youth and sport. Between 2014 and 2020, it will provide opportunities for 4 million people to study, train and gain life experience abroad.
Erasmus+ replaces a number of older programmes, including an international exchange programme called Erasmus Mundus.
This programme was active in Brazil, and provided young people and academics with the opportunity to study or teach abroad.
Erasmus Mundus ended in December 2013, though ongoing projects will be completed until the end of their agreements.
See the Erasmus+ web portal’s Resources section for information about linguistic support, documents for applicants and the management of proposals.