Welcome to SPS 2018, 20 - 22 August 2018 - Brasília Palace Hotel, Brazil

Information

Useful information

Taxis - Available upon request
  1. (61) 3325-3030
  2. (61) 3244-1000
  3. (61) 3321-8181
  4. (61) 3340-4040
  5. (61) 3344-1000
  6. (61) 3344-6161
Taxis – Uber

Banking

Banks are generally open from 10:00 to 16:00, from Monday to Friday. Cash machines can be found almost everywhere.

Emergency numbers

  1. 192: Emergency ambulance service
  2. 190: Police
  3. 193: Fire Brigade

Insurance

Brazilian national health care does not cover visitors to Brazil. Please ensure that you have adequate insurance coverage for the duration of your trip. The organizing committee will not accept liability for the health or personal injuries sustained by participants, or for the loss or damage to any personal property.

Visa Information

If you need an invitation letter from the Organizing Committee for your visa application, please email your request to sps2018@fbeventos.com.

Residents of MERCOSUL countries do not need a visa to enter Brazil, but in order to enter the country a document with a photo ID (passport or driver's license) is required. For more information regarding the preferred form of identification, visitors should consult the airline company or your closest Brazilian embassy/consulate.

For everyone else a visa is required and can be requested at a Brazilian embassy/consulate abroad. The fee varies depending on the type of visa and the time that the tourist will stay in the country. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of the visa application.

Another option is the Short-Term Business Travel visa, that can be obtained at any Brazilian embassy/consulate upon submission of a letter from the requesting company (foreign or Brazilian), containing: the purpose of the trip, names, addresses and phone numbers of business contacts in Brazil, arrival and departure dates, as well as a guarantee of financial and moral responsibility by the visitor during the visit. The visa allows the visitor to participate in meetings, conferences, fairs and seminars, visit potential clients, research the market and perform similar activities. These visitors are not allowed to work in Brazil.

In order to access information about the Brazilian consulate in your country, please visit: http://www.consulados.com.br/brasil

WHO NEEDS VISA?

Citizens of foreign countries traveling to Brazil normally require a visa. This requirement is based on the principle of reciprocal treatment and applies to countries that require Brazilian visitors to hold a visa to enter their territories.

Citizens of nations that do not require visas for Brazilian visitors, usually will not require a visa to enter Brazil. (This visa waiver is usually valid for a maximum stay of 90 days within Brazil).

For more information please visit: http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/estrangeiros/quadro-geral-de-regime-de-vistos

VACCINATION AND HEALTH

Cases of yellow fever have been reported in the State of Paraná where Foz do Iguaçu is located. Endemic areas are in the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro. Depending on the locations you intend to visit in Brazil, a yellow fever vaccination is recommended. Foz do Iguaçu and Southern/South Eastern Brazil are not regions affected by malaria. For further information, please visit your local Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health. International travel insurance is highly recommended whilst visiting Brazil.