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Brazil Time Zones

Brazil Time Zones

There are 3 time zones in Brazil:

  • BRT - Brasília (Standard) Time / BRST - Brasilia Summer Time

  • AMT - Amazon (Standard) Time / AMST - Amazon Summer Time

  • FNT - Fernando de Noronha Archipelago Time

The time in most of Brazil visited by foreign tourists is Brasília Time (BRT) which is  3 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT-3 ).  This is true of Rio de Janeiro , São Paulo , Brasilia , Minas Gerais etc.

Time in Brazil is determined at state level.

What is the time in Brazil Time Zones?

Brazil - Brasília Time (with DST) - Brasilia (Federal District), Espírito Santo , Goiás , Minas Gerais , Paraná , Rio de Janeiro , Rio Grande do Sul , Santa Catarina , São Paulo , Tocantins

Clock showing current time in Brasilia, Brazil Time Zone
(BRT in winter / BRST in summer)

Standard Time: BRT = GMT-3
Daylight Saving Time: BRST = GMT-2


Brazil - Brasília Time (without DST) - Alagoas , Amapá , Bahia , Ceará , Maranhão , Pará , Paraíba , Pernambuco , Piauí , Rio Grande do Norte , Rondônia , Sergipe

Clock showing current time now in Belem, Brazil Time Zone

Standard Time: BRT = GMT-3
Does not operate Daylight Saving Time


Brazil - Amazon Time (with DST) - Mato Grosso , Mato Grosso do Sul

Standard Time: AMT = GMT-4
Daylight Saving Time: AMST = GMT-3


Brazil - Amazon Time (without DST) - Acre State , Amazonas , Roraima , Roraima

Standard Time: AMT = GMT-4
No Daylight Saving Time


Brazil - Fernando de Noronha Archipelago Time

Standard Time: FNT = GMT-2
No Daylight Saving Time


Does Brazil observe Daylight Saving Time?

In populous Brazil Summer Time comes into effect during a period and districts determined annually.  During the period of Daylight Saving Time, Brazil's clocks go forward one hour in most of the Brazilian southeast.

Brazil Decree No. 7826 of 15 October.2012.

Gives new wording of art. 2 of  Decree No. 6558 of 08 September 2008 establishing daylight saving time in part of the national territory. Daylight saving time will be valid in the states of Rio Grande do Sul , Santa Catarina , Parana , Sao Paulo , Rio de Janeiro , Espirito Santo , Minas Gerais , Goiás , Mato Grosso , Mato Grosso do Sul , Tocatins and the Federal District .

 

Brazil Decree No. 7584 of 13 October.2011.

Gives new wording of art. 2 of  Decree No. 6558 of 08 September 2008 establishing daylight saving time in part of the national territory. Daylight saving time will be valid in the states of Rio Grande do Sul , Santa Catarina , Parana , Sao Paulo , Rio de Janeiro , Espirito Santo , Minas Gerais , Bahia , Goiás , Mato Grosso , Mato Grosso do Sul and the Federal District .

 

Brazil Decree No. 6558 of 8 September 2008.

Summer (daylight saving) time is in effect from midnight of the third Sunday of October each year, until midnight of the third Sunday of February the following year, in the determined parts of the country.

In the year that there is a coincidence between the Sunday for the scheduled end of daylight saving time and Carnival Sunday, the end of summer time will be moved to the following Sunday.

Other areas of Brazil do not adopt Summer Time

What is the International Telephone Dialling Code for Brazil Time Zones ?

The International Dialling Code for Brazil is 55.

Websites

Observatório Nacional de Brasil (National  Observatory of Brazil): www.on.br

Brazil Time Change decrees: http://pcdsh01.on.br/DecHV.html%20

www.Brazil-Time.com

 


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