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: 7/5/2017
Yellow fever vaccination is recommended by the World Health Organization if the traveler’s destination in Brazil includes any of the following states: Acre, Amazonas, Amapá, Federal District (Brasília), Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima, and Tocantins. The Brazilian Ministry of Health has recently reported an ongoing outbreak of yellow fever. In response to this outbreak, health authorities have recently expanded the list of areas in which yellow fever vaccination is recommended for travelers. Yellow fever vaccination is now recommended in all of Espirito Santo and Rio de Janeiro states; São Paulo state, with the exception of the urban area of the city of São Paulo; and a number of municipalities in the state of Bahia.

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 currently 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.

Mosquito-borne illnesses such as chikunguya, dengue, and the Zika virus have been well-documented recently. For further information, please consult the following websites:

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