Several vaccinations are advised before travelling to Brazil
; consult your GP or travel clinic six to eight weeks before departure to ensure you have time to complete all the series of injections. These include Yellow Fever
, which is present in several provinces.
Malaria is present in the Amazon basin
, so you will need to bring anti-malarial medication if travelling to this region. Be aware that the malaria strain here is resistant to some forms of medication, so be sure to bring the appropriate type. Wearing long sleeves and trousers is also advised, as well as insect repellent. This also protects against dengue and yellow fever. Remember, malaria can develop up to a year after exposure, so keep an eye on any symptoms.
Tap water is unsafe to drink
- also be wary of ice in drinks and unpeeled fruit and vegetables.
The sun is powerful here, particularly in the north and by the sea. Bring adequate sunscreen, ensure kids are covered up and drink plenty of water.
Take note of the emergency medical assistance number: 192
Ensure you have adequate travel insurance
, including emergency evacuation and repatriation. Get more up-to-date health advice for Brazil on the NaTHNaC website