Includes health and sanitation standards within the country, as well as any potential health risks that businesspeople should be aware of. Includes any mandatory or highly recommended vaccinations.
Last Published: 9/11/2018
Yellow Fever
Since 2016, the World Health Organization has reported an increase in yellow fever cases throughout Brazil, including in the following frequently-visited cities: Federal District (Brasília), Bahia, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, and São Paulo. For the complete list, please visit:
 http://www.who.int/ith/updates/20180116/en/
While there is no legal requirement for yellow fever vaccination to enter Brazil, it is important to note that immigration officials in various countries throughout the region require travelers originating in Brazil to show evidence of a yellow fever vaccine. Travels planning other international trips within the region should verify in advance whether such requirements exist and plan accordingly.
Beyond yellow fever, insect-borne illnesses such as malaria and dengue are also present in Brazil. There is a low risk for malaria outside of the Amazonian region and it can be prevented through medication. There is no vaccination for dengue. A polio vaccination certificate is mandatory at the port of entry in Brazil for children between the ages of 3 months and 6 years.
Zika, Dengue, and other mosquito-borne illnesses
Cases of chikungunya, dengue, and the Zika virus continue to be monitored. As of May 2017, the Government of Brazil announced the end of its 1.5-year public health emergency for the Zika virus. From January to April 2017, there were 95% fewer Zika cases in country compared to the previous year. Travelers should still exercise caution in high-risk areas. For further information, please consult the following websites:
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