2016, March 3 - 6

Hotel Ferradura Resort
Armação de Búzios
Rio de Janeiro

Phone. +55 11 3361-3056
Fax. +55 11 3361-3089
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Know Buzios

Travel Info

The city of Armação dos Búzios (or Búzios, for short) is located 180 km east of the city of Rio de Janeiro. 

For those who plan an extended stay in Buzios or want to travel on their own, can find information at http://www.buziosonline.com.br/home/english/echegar.cfm
We will soon have more information about transfers.

Citizens of some countries (including the US) will need a Brazilian entry visa. The Geoanalysis 2012 Secretariat will provide an invitation letter for a registered participant upon request. The Brazilian Visa Policy is based on diplomatic reciprocity, i.e., countries that require a visa from Brazilian citizens are subject to the same formality for their citizens. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, citizens of the following countries do not need visas (as of March 2010)*: Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Monaco, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Noruega, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela.

*Please, take notice that the Brazilian government may change these diplomatic conditions without previous warning. PLEASE CHECK with the nearest Brazilian Embassy or Consulate in your country.

Health and Vaccination
It is essential to have health insurance in Brazil, as hospital and medical fees are expensive.

For most regions of the country, including Búzios, you don't need to worry about vaccinations.

A valid international vaccination certificate for yellow fever, under the auspices of the World Health Organization, is demanded by the Brazilian Government for travellers who are from (resident or have been in transit within the past three months) Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cameron, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, French Guyana, Liberia, Nigeria, Peru, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire. Please consult the health department office in your city.

This vaccination is recommended for anyone who intends to visit the following regions within Brazil:
North: states of Acre, Amazonas, Rondônia, Roraima, Amapá, Pará and Tocantins.
Mid-West: states of Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Goiás and Distrito Federal all municipalities in the states of Maranhão and Minas Gerais municipalities located in the south of Piauí west and south of Bahia north of Espírito Santo northwest of São Paulo west of Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul. The vaccination must be taken at least 10 (ten) days before travelling.

Time zone
Rio de Janeiro and Búzios are located at time zone -3:00 GMT. There are typically 4 hours less with respect to Western Europe and 2 hours more with respect to U.S. East Time.

Electrical power
At Búzios and Rio de Janeiro the electrical power is 110 V, 60 Hz.

Tips and taxes
A 10% tip is usually already included in the bill at restaurants and bars. You are not obliged to pay this tip, but usually nobody complains. Of course you may leave a higher tip if you wish. If the tip is not included, it will be explicitly indicated in the bill. Usually, all prices have already included the Brazilian federal taxes. An exception could be the hotel prices, which may add a 5% to 10% tax to the given rates.

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