Health


Preparations for the travel

Before traveling it is important to visit your doctor and inform her/him of the destination to take preventive measures. Bring with you the medicines that you usually take, because you may have trouble finding it, but don't forget to respect the transportation standards and regulations used for international flights. Avoid traveling if you do not have a good health condition. Inform the organizers if you have some special need before departing. We strongly recommend you to travel, always, with a Health Insurance.

 

"I need to be vaccinated to enter Brazil ? " Brazil has no vaccination requirement for travelers. For added protection of your health, it is recommended to keep updated your vaccination card.

Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika Virus

Regardless of your destination or reason for travel, it is important that travelers adopt measure to reinforce their protection against the Aedes aegypti, such as applying repellents, keep doors and windows closed or install screens, wear pants and long-sleeved shirts, etc.

 

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During your stay

Some care needed during your stay. For more information access:  portaldasaude.gov

 

The Sun

Brazil is a country with a tropical climate so we must be careful regarding sun exposure, use protective sunscreen and drink plenty of fluids is essential.

 

The feeding

Not all sites have water tap for own consumption, so try to consume purchased mineral water and avoid taking water from rivers or tap. Make sure you stay tuned for the cleaning of environments, avoid eating dubious origin food and always wash your hands.

 

Accidents with animals

In the event of an accident with jellyfish or caravels use seawater for initial relief, then proceed to wash with 5 % acetic acid (eg vinegar) without rubbing the injury. It is important not to use fresh water to not increase the poisoning. Seek medical assistance

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