Vaccination before the trip to Brazil

Mandatory vaccinations

Yellow fever

Transmission of this mosquito-borne disease occurs in some parts of Brazil and protection is then highly recommended.

You may need to show a certificate that you have been vaccinated against yellow fever and / or have a certificate of exemption.

Recommended vaccinations

Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis


Basic protection.

Measles, mumps, rubella

Hepatitus A

Hepatitis B (Liver Inflammation)

Cholera / ETEC

Recommendation for long-term stays in the country, backpacking, volunteer work, residence, etc.



Recommended for children who cannot report bites, people who are at risk.


Can be recommended especially to children and adolescents during long or repeated stays in the country (family connection).

Other recommendations


In some areas of Brazil, prophylaxis with malaria tablets may be recommended.

Mosquito protection

There is a risk of mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever, chikungunya, malaria and zika. Protect yourself from mosquito bites.


There is a risk of rabies. Do not contact mammals and seek immediate medical attention if you are bitten.

Good to know before the trip to Brazil

Brazil is well worth a visit. If you ignore Russia, the whole of Europe will fit in the country and there are lots of things to discover. You can do everything from visiting rainforests to enjoying sunbathing and swimming on beautiful sandy beaches. Here is some good advice for the trip.

About the language

Portuguese is the official language of Brazil. A large proportion of the population also understands Spanish, as the languages have great similarities. When it comes to English, it can be a little harder. Only a minority speak English fluently, but of course the situation is different in the tourism industry. Try to speak English slowly and clearly if any language confusion occurs. Body language and facial expressions can also help.


Brazil is a good country for shopping. Above all, shoes, sportswear and swimwear provide opportunities to bargain. Not infrequently, the price level is 3-10 times lower than in Sweden. The exception is products that are imported, such as electronics. The country has relatively high import duties and for these products the price level will be about the same as in Europe. Perhaps the best city for shopping is São Paulo, but you will find shopping malls with a huge selection in all major cities.


In a large country like Brazil, the food culture varies enormously between different regions. Inland, meat dominates and on the coasts the cuisine is focused on the delicacies of the sea. The basic food is rice and beans. The climate also means that there is plenty of fresh, tasty fruit. Regarding water, all water in the cities is treated and not dangerous, but for drinking, most people choose to buy bottled water. Freshly squeezed juices also work well. There is also a good selection of beer and wine. Even more expensive restaurants are usually perceived as quite cheap by Swedes.

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