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Travel Insurance for Brazil

Planning a trip to Brazil? A worldwide travel insurance policy that offers extensive cover should be top priority in your pre-trip preparations.

Here's how our policies can help:

Top 5 things to do in Brazil

1. Christ the Redeemer

The infamous art deco statue is eponymous with Brazil and is the first thing that most people think about when they imagine Brazil. The 98-foot statue can be accessed via train for panoramic and unforgettable views of the capital.

2. Sugarloaf Mountain

The mountain is said to take its name from its resemblance to refined sugar, as it takes its place jutting out from the beaches of Guanabara Bay. This iconic mountain can be reached by cable car.

3. Parque Nacional De Tijuca

These 39 square kilometres are all that is left of the rainforest that used to surround Rio De Janeiro, and its striking waterfalls and canopies hit a hard message against deforestation.

4. Iguazu Falls

Bordering Argentina, the Iguazu Falls make up the largest waterfall system in the world and are rivalled only by Niagara and Victoria Falls for its sheer might and beauty.

5. Pantanal Wetlands

These wetlands make up the largest wetland area in the world and are one of your best chances of seeing the notoriously shy jaguar in the wild.

What injections do I need for Brazil?

In addition to routine vaccinations, you should ensure that you have the hepatitis A vaccine and have up-to-date boosters for typhoid and tetanus. You will only need the rabies vaccine if you are going to come into close contact with animals. However, you should still take out adequate travel insurance for any trip abroad in case of illness or emergency.

Is Brazil safe for tourists?

Brazil can be safe if you take precautions such as not entering favelas, avoiding beaches at night and knowing where you are travelling so that you can avoid areas that could be known for violent crime. You should be aware of your surroundings at all times as unfortunately violent crime is not uncommon in certain city areas.

What documents do I need to travel to Brazil?

UK citizens will only need their passport to enter Brazil. However, you must be able to prove to immigration officers on arrival that you have enough money for your visit and a place of accommodation. It's important to keep your immigration landing card for the duration of your stay.

Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is sold and administered by Holiday Extras Cover Limited, registered office address: Ashford Road, Newingreen, Hythe, Kent CT21 4JF.

Holiday Extras Cover Limited is an insurance intermediary authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number 828848. You can check this by visiting the Financial Services Register

Holiday Extras™ is a Trading Name of Holiday Extras Cover Limited. The insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited. Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is a company incorporated in England and Wales with company number 13436330 and whose registered office address is 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, United Kingdom, EC3M 5BN.

Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 955859. You can check this by visiting the Financial Services Register