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Brazilian public health services are free. Visitors to Brazil who have health problems can seek treatment in the emergency care network of the Unified Health System (SUS). Nevertheless, purchasing a travel insurance is strongly recommended.


The Brazilian Authorities do not require tourists to present the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis, however, the Ministry of Health recommends that visitors to Brazil take the opportunity to make sure their routine immunizations are up to date.


Yellow Fever and Malaria

According to the Ministry of Health, vaccination against the Yellow Fever is recommended for anyone traveling to the State of Minas Gerais, where Juiz de Fora is located, specially for those planning to engage in rural, fishing and/or jungle activities.

Special attention is required from those who plan to extend their stay in Brazil and visit the Amazon region, where Malaria is a serious risk. Immunization against the Yellow Fever should be taken at least 10 days prior to the trip.

The Ministry of Health has a website for international travelers coming to Brazil, which may be accessed here. Also, a quick guide can be found here.

Zika Virus 

The World Health Organization has an information hub for international travelers concerning the Zika virus outbreak in Latin America. Up-to-date information can be found here and here.