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Ministério da Saude SUS Governo Federal

O Ministério da Saúde é o órgão do Poder Executivo Federal responsável pela organização e elaboração de planos e políticas públicas voltados para a promoção, prevenção e assistência à saúde dos brasileiros.

Bloco G - Esplanada dos Ministérios, Brasília - DF 70058-900 Telefone:(61) 3315-2425 | Disque 136 Ouvidoria Geral do SUS Horas: quinta-feira 08:00 – 18:00

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It is important to obtain, in advance of your trip, guidance on your destination and any health-related measures to be taken.
Make an appointment with your physician for a check-up, especially if you have a preexisting disease. Avoid traveling with any acute infectious disease.

If you need to use prescription medicine, pack the prescription and medicine in sufficient quantity for the whole trip, since it is not always possible to purchase medicines in other countries without a local medical prescription, or to enter other countries with medicines in your luggage without corresponding prescriptions.



The flu vaccine is available to residents belonging to priority groups and those more susceptible to disease (elderly, pregnant women, puerperal women, chronically ill, children from 6 months to 5 years) in the campaign period before winter, which is flu season.

If you have access to the vaccine, it is recommended. This way, you'll travel with greater peace of mind.


Foreigners in Brazil can seek emergency medical care free of charge at the health units of the Brazilian Health System (SUS).

However, not all countries provide free health care services to the population and travelers. Therefore, you should check if Brazil has an agreement with the destination country or whether you need traveler's health insurance.


As a yellow fever control measure, some countries require that travelers present the "International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis" when entering their territory.

Learn how to apply for the the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis

You should get vaccinated at least ten days prior to the trip, if you have never been vaccinated before. The vaccine is available in vaccination rooms at health clinics, where it will be given and recorded in the National Vaccination Card, with the vaccine's batch number and place where it was given.

The "International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis" is issued at Anvisa's Traveler Advice Centers, upon submission of your National Vaccination Card and an official personal identification document with a photo.

It is important to update vaccines according to the immunization schedule of the Ministry of Health's National Immunization Program. The public network of the Brazilian Health System provides effective and free vaccines. Other vaccines may also be recommended as a preventive measure to travelers going to risk areas. Inquire at the Traveler Advice Centres whether there is such indication for your destination.

Remember that vaccines generally take from 10 days to 6 weeks to achieve the expected protection. Therefore, they should be taken in advance to the trip.

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Disque Saúde - Ouvidoria Geral do SUS
Ministério da Saúde - Governo Federal - Brasil