How to Stay Healthy in the Amazon
Staying Healthy in the Amazon
There is no requirement to get a yellow fever vaccination to enter Brazil, but if you are travelling from certain places to Brazil in the last 90 days, then a vaccination is recommended. It's also recommended for those who are traveling to certain rural areas in Brazil. The vaccination must be taken at least 10 days prior to departure date in order to be effective.
The Yellow Fever vaccination is recommended for those who have visited the following countries in the 90 days prior to arriving in Brazil: Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guyana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Rwanda, Sao Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela.
The Yellow Fever vaccination is also recommended for travelers who intend to visit rural areas in any of the following states in Brazil: Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Distrito Federal, Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima, Tocantins. This includes the Iguassu Falls.
Dengue fever may also be present in the jungle regions. Prevent infection by bringing 100% DEET mosquito repellent and wearing long-sleeve clothing.
The malaria prophylaxis is also recommended, and if you choose to get it, it must be given a few weeks before travel.
Consult your doctor or the World Health Association website about vaccinations and other travel-related medical recommendations. Please note that our travel consultants cannot give medical advice.