Where the city meets the sea, Brazil is known for breathtaking beaches, radiant rainforests, perpetual parties and spectacular scenery. Heavily influenced by Portuguese origins, Brazil drips culture while enticing travellers to experience its many extremes; the world’s biggest rainforest, the world’s longest river, one of the highest mountain ranges and tallest waterfalls - Brazil is a country where nothing is done by halves.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

With the drawcard of Amazonian wonders comes tropical disease and illness which can spoil a well-meaning traveller's holiday. Yellow Fever is a risk when travelling in Brazil and proof of vaccination may be required on returning to Australia. Consult a travel doctor prior to departure to assess your risks in relation to your medical history and travel plans.

Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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Insect Avoidance

There are a number of viruses and illnesses that are contracted through insects such as fleas, ticks and flies. Mosquitoes however are the biggest culprit of spreading insect borne diseases. Ensure you a prepared and read up on our insect avoidance tips.

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Warm Climates

Travellers invariably overindulge in ‘sunlust’ activities while traveling in warm climates. It is important to make sure you apply sunscreen regularly and stay hydrated as dehydration and heat stroke often go unrecognised.

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