São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport is located in Guarulhos and is 46 kilometres away from the World Trade Center. The estimated journey time from the airport to the World Trade Center is 1 hour and a half however this is dependent on traffic so please allow plenty of time for your journey.
If your delegate place is fully funded, transport is provided. Alternatively please make your own way to the summit, taxis from the airport cost around 220BRL and journey time is dependent on traffic as stated above.
If your delegate place is fully funded, accommodation will be arranged on your behalf and details will be confirmed with you ahead of the event. Should you need to book your own accommodation, please click here to view nearby hotels and check availability.
Attendance to the World Hepatitis Summit is by invite only and it is not possible to purchase a ticket. If you have not received an invite but are interested in attending please register for an invitation here. You will be asked a few questions before submitting your interest. You will then be contacted by a member of the World Hepatitis Alliance who will approve or decline your registration.
While Brazil has an expansive visa waiver agreement with a number of countries (including the UK), there are still a number of countries whose citizens are required to obtain a Brazil visa before they enter the country. This list includes nationals from Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia and the USA, as well as a number of other countries. Therefore, it's vital that travellers get a good understanding of the Brazil visa requirements they are subject to before they depart, to find out more click here.
If you require a visa you must contact your local Brazilian Embassy.
Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that has emerged in Latin America in the past year and is present in Brazil. The virus can cause a mild illness, however, pregnant women should take extra caution as the virus has been linked to microcephaly in babies.
To help you make an informed decision about the risks associated to Zika virus:
There have been no known cases of transmission within São Paulo.
Despite there being no known cases of transmission within São Paulo, it is nevertheless recommended you should take the following precautions:
Use insect repellent often with at least 20% DEET factor.
Pack long –sleeved shirts and trousers.
Be aware that Zika can be spread via sexual transmission - all people who have been infected with Zika virus and their sexual partners should practise safer sex, by using condoms correctly and consistently. Pregnant women’s sex partners living in or returning from areas where local transmission of Zika virus occurs should practise safer sex, wearing condoms, or abstaining throughout the pregnancy.
São Paulo is considered to be a relatively safe city. However, as with other large cities, you should be always be vigilant and careful. We have listed some useful safety tips to be aware of during your time in Sao Paulo:
Do not become complacent, even in what you perceive to be low risk areas.
Leave your hotel room locked at all times.
Avoid walking around alone after 18:00 at night.
Avoid obviously identifying yourself as a visitor; remove your Summit badge when away from the venue and always look as though you know where you are going.
Avoid wearing expensive jewellery and watches.
Only used registered taxis – ask your hotel to arrange a taxi for you.
Only drink bottled water.
Carry a copy of your travel insurance details.
In case you do have any serious issues in Sao Paulo you can call 190 for the police and 192 for an ambulance.