Brazil

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COVID-19

There's a wordwide outbreak of COVID-19. Take a look at the preventive measures related to COVID-19.

The Belgian government imposes travel restrictions:

  • All non-essential travel from and to Belgium is prohibited until 18 April.
  • After return, quarantine and a COVID-19 test on the first and seventh day are compulsory. If the second test after seven days is negative, quarantine may be stopped.
  • You must fill in the Passenger Locator Form within 48 hours before arriving in Belgium.

Check the entry conditions imposed by the authorities of this country on travellers from Belgium.

Check the current security situation on the federal government website and register your itinerary on Travellers Online.

The information on Wanda is updated daily, but not over the weekend.

This page contains the main health risks for travellers and general recommendations. Travel conditions are different for everyone and each patient's health condition varies. Discuss your trip during a travel consultation with your doctor or in a travel clinic, preferably six to eight weeks before departure.

Important health risks

Malaria

In the Amazon region:

  • There is a variable, but sometimes important malaria risk (90% P. vivax). The risk is especially high in the jungle mining areas, the agricultural settlements downstream from Manau and in the northern parts of Amapa, Roraima and in Acre, Amazonas, Rondonia (also in Porto Velho). We recommend the use of mosquito-repellent measures from dusk till morning, in combination with the use of malaria tablets.
  • There is moderate risk in the other rural forested areas of the nine states of the “Legal Amazonia Region” , also in peri-urban regions of Santarem, Belem,  Maraba and the city of Manaus. We recommend the use of mosquito-repellent measures from dusk till morning. For people with an increased risk, we sometimes recommend preventive malaria tablets, or taking an emergency treatment with you.

In the forested areas at the Pacific Coast in the states of Sao Paolo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Espirito Santa and the Pantanal National Parc in the south of Mato Grosso the risk of malaria is very low. We recommend the use of mosquito-repellent measures from dusk till morning.

There is no risk of malaria in the rest of the country nor in large cities.

In case of fever during or after your journey, get tested for malaria as soon as possible.

Yellow fever

There is risk of yellow fever almost in the entire country, with the exception of a part of the northeastern coast, Salvador, Recife and Fortaleza (see map).

Other insect-borne diseases

Insects can transmit diseases such as dengue, chikungunyazika, leishmaniasis and Chagas disease.

Ticks

Ticks can transmit diseases.

Rabies

Dogs and other mammals can be infected with rabies.

Schistosomiasis

There is a risk of infection with schistosomiasis when swimming or bathing in lakes and rivers.

Altitude sickness

You may experience altitude sickness in areas above 2500 metres.

Other frequent health risks while travelling

Read these tips before you leave.

Vaccinations

Yellow fever

Recommended

Yellow fever vaccination is recommended for all travellers. This vaccination must be administered at least ten days prior to arrival by an official yellow fever vaccination centre and must be registered in an International Certificate of Vaccination and Prophylaxis.

Hepatitis A

Recommended

Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended for all travellers.

Update of basic vaccinations

Recommended

Other vaccinations

Recommended for some travelers

Discuss with your doctor whether one of the following vaccinations is recommended for you:

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