Official Brazil Vaccination Requirements

Sep 4 06:54 2008 Andre Skowronski Print This Article

This article is a copy of an official Brazilian Government press release on vaccination requirements for visiting Brazil. Please read below to fully understand vaccination requirements to Brazil.

Travelling to Brazil? Do you know if any vaccination procedure should be made? Belavista-Rio obtained an official document from the Brazilian Government stating what conditions and locations vaccination requirements should be made. Please read below to fully understand vaccination requirements to Brazil.

For tourists who have been in transit over the past three months,Guest Posting or who are coming from certain countries - Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, French Guiana, Liberia, Nigeria, Peru, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leon, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire -, an International Certificate of Vaccination against yellow fever is required.

The yellow fever vaccine is also recommended for all national and international tourists who intend to visit the following Brazilian areas: North (Acre, Amazonas, Rondônia, Roraima, Amapá, Pará, Tocantins States) and Mid-west (Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Goiás e Distrito Federal States) Regions of Brazil, to all municipalities of Maranhão and Minas Gerais, to the municipalities located in the South of Piauí, West and South of Bahia, North of Espírito Santo, Northwest of São Paulo and West of the states of Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul.

The vaccine should be taken ten days before your trip 'that is how long it takes for you to be protected against the disease. The reason for this is that, in some forest areas of the country, there is the possibility of people not having taken the vaccination becoming contaminated and getting sick with yellow fever. The Brazilian coast is free from the disease in the strip that goes from Rio Grande do Sul to Piauí. The forests in the coastal strip ranging from the North of Espírito Santo to the South of Bahia have not registered the circulation of the wild yellow fever virus. It is important to remember that no cases of urban yellow fever have been seen in Brazilian cities since 1942.

Other questions and concerns regarding Vaccines:

Consult the Brazilian Consulate nearest you, or the Brazilian Embassy in your country, to explain any doubts and to obtain any other information concerning vaccinations in Brazil.

Again, we would like to confirm that major tourist's sites like Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Recife, Fortaleza and Natal are yellow fever free areas.

Although there are several tourist locations when travelling to Brazil, we strongly advise you to stop at the wonder city. Reasons for visiting Rio de Janeiro? Consider best beaches like Ipanema, Copacabana and Leblon. Cultural Centers like Museum of Modern Art, Folklore Museum and the Catete Palace. What about monuments like Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf? How about the nightclubs at Lapa? Ok, now I understood you got the picture!

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Andre Skowronski
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Andre Skowronski is the founder Belavista-Rio, a vacation rentals agency and Rio de Janeiro on-line guide. Please visit ---> to find a list of apartments in the best neighborhoods of Rio, as well as several tips on the wonder city at the Belavista-Rio Blog.

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