Health

Find information about health requirements and advice to plan your trip to Brazil.

Outpatient medical care

Costa do Sauipe offers outpatient medical care, through the contribution of R$14.00 per day/apartment. Guests who pay this fee will be covered for such expenses. Drug costs, removal and others when necessary, will be a guest account.  Guests wishing  not to pay for this insurance, but who need use the service, will incur the cost of  R$150.00, as well as the  the cost of drugs in the local currency.

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In case of Emergency

Emergency Service (SAMU) from the government can be called via the 192 number.

In case of emergency inside the resort, doctors provide immediate care and after assessing the situation the patient is referred to a specific medical care unit. A R$14 brazilian real feel will be charged by Costa do Sauípe to covered this service.

Brazilian visitors are covered by the Brazilian National Health System (SUS) offered by the government.

Foreign visitors must, buy an international health care coverage in their country of origin before their trip.

Safety Tips

  • If you need police assistance go to the Tourist Police Protection - DELTUR, and the Military Police - Tourist Police Company. These agencies have personnel able to handle any security threat to tourists;
  • In case of loss or misplacement of papers, DELTUR will notify banks, travel agencies, consulates, etc.;
  • Do not exchange money with strangers. Go directly to banks or exchange houses;
  • It is not recommended to keep your passport with you at all times, especially to go to the beach. In case of loss please notify the police immediately;
  • Use only licensed taxi services. The certification shall be fixed on the windshield of the vehicle.

About ZIKA

Although the Zika virus merits caution, we believe that risks to Forum participants can be minimized to such a degree that the risks are outweighed by the opportunity and importance of coming together face-to-face for cross-movement strategizing in the face of a complex global context.

ZIKA report

We are pleased to share news about the effectiveness of measures being taken by the Forum venue to control mosquito populations to mitigate associated risks linked to the Zika virus.


On 21 July 2016 members of the Health Department of the city of Mata de São João, attended a meeting at Costa do Sauipe to assess measures being taken at the resort to fight the Zika virus.

  • The figures for the municipality where the Forum venue is located, show that in 2016, there were only 12 suspected cases of Zika, but none have yet been confirmed.
  • In 2016, 2 inspections of the hotel complex have already been carried out. No mosquito breeding sites were found in either of the two inspections conducted.
  • In addition to the inspections of the facilities, products are being used as a preventative measure for potential mosquito breeding sites and another inspection will be conducted prior to the event to strengthen the guarantee that the possibility of mosquito breeding sites appearing will be remote.

Read the ful report (PDF)


Petition to the Brazilian Supreme Court

A judicial constitutional review was filed before the Brazilian Supreme Court on Wednesday morning, August 24, in order to demand the protection of rights violated in the context of the Zika virus epidemic in Brazil. Coordinated by Anis - Institute of Bioethics and filed by the National Association of Public Defenders (ANADEP).

Read the full press-realease

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Situation in Brazil

Although still limited, more and more information is emerging about the Zika virus carried by mosquitos. Its symptoms are usually relatively minor and about 80% of those infected do not show symptoms.

However, it is now clear that:

  • Zika can lead to physical and psychological health consequences for pregnant women, given the increased risks of miscarriage, stillbirth, and other pregnancy-related complications.
  • Zika can also lead to serious health consequences for infants whose mothers contracted the virus during pregnancy.

There are reports of sexual transmission of the virus, and there is anecdotal evidence of cases of Zika virus being related to Guillaine-Barré syndrome, which causes temporary paralysis.

Amid uncertainty about the extent and risks related to the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil, we postponed the Forum from May to September.

Of course, we’ll continue to monitor the situation closely and share important updates. If at any time we assess that the risks are such that we cannot proceed with the Forum in Brazil in September, we will certainly make that call.

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Your participation

If you have further questions or concerns about how the Zika virus situation might affect your Forum participation, please contact the AWID team at AWID-forum16@awid.org.


For more information on ZIKA

General information

From the Brazilian Ministry of Health (in Portuguese):

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Other general advice

There are no compulsory health requirements for entry into Brazil. Precautions are advised for Yellow Fever, Typhoid, Polio and Malaria. We suggest you contact your local doctor or travel clinic for current advice and recommendations. You are advised to have full medical insurance coverage.

The Brazilian Immunization Society (SBIm – Sociedade Brasileira de Imunizações) has developed an orientation guide with health information that also offers information about sightseeing, emergency phones and much more.

Drinking Water

It is not recommended to drink tap water. Bottled water will be provided in your fridge in your room as well as at all bars/restaurants in Costa do Sauipe.