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 , Bahia, Minas Gerais etc.
Time in Brazil is determined at state level. Some states on BRT adopt Summer Time ( BRST ), others do not.
What is the current time in Brasilia Time Zone?
Brazil - Brasília Time (without DST) - Alagoas , Amapá , Ceará , Maranhão , Pará , Paraíba , Pernambuco , Piauí , Rio Grande do Norte , Rondônia , Sergipe , Tocantins
Standard Time: BRT = GMT-3
Does not operate Daylight Saving Time
Brazil - Brasília Time (with DST) - Bahia , Brasilia , Espírito Santo , Goiás , Minas Gerais , Paraná , Rio de Janeiro , Rio Grande do Sul , Santa Catarina , São Paulo
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.