Brazil is the largest country in South America and is the heart of the Amazon rainforest. The tropical jungles of the interior and the dry lands of the Pantanal are popular places to see wildlife. With a coastline that spans over 7000km, Brazil is home to some stunning beaches. Iguazu Falls, the largest waterfall in the world is in Brazil; a highlight for many travellers. And of course, Rio de Janeiro celebrates its annual carnival. Whatever your itinerary, it is important to ensure you have sought pre-travel advice to ensure you stay healthy whilst abroad.

It is recommended that all travellers are up to date with their routine immunisations. All travellers should ensure that they have received a vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus and polio in the last 10 years. All travellers are advised to ensure they have been vaccinated against Hepatitis A and Typhoid.

The Yellow Fever virus is present in parts of Brazil and therefore a vaccination against Yellow Fever may be advised for certain areas of the country. There also may be a requirement to provide evidence of vaccination if entering Brazil from a country that has a risk of Yellow Fever.

There may be a need for additional immunisations. Depending on the nature of the trip, destinations visited, duration of travel and activities, other vaccinations and precautions could be considered. These include

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
  • Cholera
  • There is a risk of malaria in parts of Brazil and antimalarial medication may be advised
  • Prevention against insect bites is essential
  • Precautions against food and water borne illnesses should be sought


Fleet Street Travel Clinic has looked after travellers for over 20 years and the official medical advisors to ATTA (African Travel & Tourism Association).

Benefit from our expertise and passion for travel – a visit to Fleet Street Clinic will be an invaluable step towards a healthy and happy trip.

Travel Health appointments are with a specialist doctor or travel nurse for 30 minutes.

To book an appointment: call us on 0207 353 5678 , email or book an appointment online.


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