Government : Federal Republic
Capital : Brasilia
Area : 8 514 877 km²
Population : 188 million
Official languages : Portuguese
Currency : Real
Vaccines and health
A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is compulsory for travellers over six months old coming from infected. The vaccination is recommended for travellers going to rural areas of the Acre States, the Amazon, Goias, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Para and Randonia and the Amapa and Roraima territories.
For adults, don't forget your vaccinations: Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, Meningitis A & C and for those people at risk: Tuberculosis, Rabies.
For children, don't forget the vaccinations: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio, Tuberculosis, Measles, German Measles, Mumps, Hepatitis A & B, (1, long stay), Typhoid (1, long stay for those over 5 years old). Meningitis A & C (1, long stay for those over 18 months).
In Brazil, you must be warned about AIDS, Amebiasis, Ascaris, Hepatitis A & B, Bilharziosis, Chagas Disease (1, trypanosomiasis), Dengue, Leishmaniasis, Malaria, Poisonous Fish, Snakes, Scorpions, Spiders, Polio, Meningitis, Rabies, Sexually transmitted diseases, Tetanus, Tuberculosis, Typhoid, Yellow Fever.
When to go ?
You can visit Brazil all year long. From December to February, it's summer time in Brazil and your travel might be a bit more expensive. But summer can also be a very festive time in Brazil.
Visas and diplomacy
For all information, please contact your embassy or the Brazilian consulate.
Food and drinks
No hygienic problems in markets and shops. Be careful with products in restaurants. Avoid tap water drinkable. Better to consume local bottled water : Caxambu, Sao Laurenco, Petromolis, Minalba, Indaia, Lindoya, Santa Monica, Santa Clara, Serra Branca, Santa Claudia, Minagua, ...
Best places to go
The Ipanema and Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, popularized by the song "The Girl from Ipanema," the Corcovado, the Pinacoteca do Estado in Sao Paulo, the Catedral Metropolitana, the Parque Nacional in Brasilia, the splendid churches and houses from the XVI and the XVII th century in Salvador de Bahia and of course, the Amazon river.
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