Brazil is a very popular tourist destination among many travellers. Make sure your trip goes smoothly and enjoy everything Brazil has to offer. Check out our 6 tips for when you travel to Brazil, and feel safe.
1 – Notify of your whereabouts
This may feel like an invasion of your privacy, but in case of a delay or if something goes wrong on an outing, you will be relieved that your whereabouts are not unknown. This precaution is particularly important if you are taking a lengthy stay or if you go out at night in an urban area. Going out at night can be more dangerous than in Portugal because the crime rate in Brazil is higher, but if you follow our advice, you can reduce your risks significantly.
2 - Use qualified transport services
In Portugal, we are used to using public transport or taking a taxi anywhere. If you need transport in Brazil, make sure that the taxi driver has a professional card and is qualified to provide the service. For greater security, the Hotel offers a chauffeur service in Brazil to pick guests up from the airport and which is also available for destinations further from the hotel.
3 - Avoid wearing valuables
Especially in urban areas and at night, where the risk of robbery is higher, we advise you not to display or carry valuables, such as watches and jewellery. This safety measure can make the difference and is very easy to fulfil. This is a common precaution advised by safety officials in Portugal and which can be exercised when travelling in any part of the world. Remember that your safety in Brazil is largely up to you.
4 – Carry photocopies of your documents
Since you are going to be in a foreign country, because you are travelling to Brazil, it is advisable to store your documents in the hotel safe and carry only photocopies. Like this, in case of loss for whatever reason, the originals are always secure and you avoid the risk of finding yourself without documents in a foreign country.
5 – Always keep useful phone numbers at hand
When travelling to Brazil or any other country, it is important to know that country’s main emergency numbers. We suggest you store the following phone numbers in your mobile phone and wallet: emergency, police, hotel, your consulate and other numbers you may find necessary.
6 – Watch what you eat
Another precaution is with your diet. Make sure the food you eat is well cooked and drink bottled water. Avoid ice in your drinks because it may be from the tap.
Follow our advice and enjoy your trip.