Brazil Travelers Health Declaration Form
A few days before we departed for my cousin's Brazil travel adventure, I received an unexpected email from our tour provider. Apparently a resident of Brazil had complained to our office that he had not paid his annual holiday insurance premiums. We immediately called the Brazilians to verify that they had filled out the correct health declaration form. As an international company offering travel insurance, we also offer health insurance policies. The entire process took less that two minutes.
We met a cheerful Brazilian resident who explained that he had incorrectly filled out the health declaration form. He claimed that his grandmother had passed away in January and that he hadn't filled out the form to request travel insurance until mid February. My professional opinion is that it is unacceptable to not complete a Brazil travel declaration form at least twelve month before departure. Even if you don't intend to live in Brazil, it is worth making every effort to complete your form as soon as you can.
My professional opinion is that the lack of training in Brazil travel medicine has caused more problems than it was obvious. I met with several Brazil travel physicians and asked them why they thought it was important for Brazilians to be familiar with international health law. Travel doctors are not trained in Brazil health law, they said. Although I believe this is true, the result of their lack in training is that many patients end up suffering unnecessaryly and are admitted to hospitals where they don’t receive adequate care. An experienced traveler could easily avoid this situation by thoroughly reading and completely comprehending the policies of any travel clinic or Brazil travel medicine company he is considering visiting.
There is a very good tutorial that can be found online. It was developed by a well known travel clinic that uses only the highest standards of patient care in all of its practices. You will find nothing short of exceptional care if you visit the Travel Clinic of Santa Maria de Brazil. This clinic is a medical consulate that assists travelers from all parts of the world interested in Brazilian visas. Their mission is to assist people with visa requirements so they can visit Brazil and enjoy their new country.
If you wish to fill out your own Brazil travel health form, there are several ways that you can do so. You can find these forms online or at any number of outlets throughout Brazil. You might want to print out this form and take it with you on your next trip to Brazil. It will make it easier to have the form with you when you leave Brazil. Even if you do not intend to make a trip to Brazil in the near future, having this form on hand may just come in handy.
If you are allowed by your Brazil travel physician, you can also request a copy of the Brazil travel declaration form. To find out what your options for this service are, you should consult your primary care physician. In some instances, these physicians are willing to order the form for you or ask you to download one. It is important to find a copy of the form elsewhere if they are unable to give it to you. This is an important document and it needs to be seen in order to ensure that you do not miss any deadlines or important health care information.