Make sure Olympic fever is all you catch
When one of the world’s most vibrant cities hosts the greatest sporting event on earth it’s hard to pass up the opportunity to tick two items off your bucket list in one go. Whether you’re spending your time in the stadium or checking out all that Rio has to offer, you’ll want to make sure you get the most out of every moment.
No-one likes getting sick and it’s a lot worse when you’re overseas. Brazil is home to some pretty serious diseases that we don’t have here in Australia, and big gatherings with lots of people can make it easier for some bugs to spread.
The good news is that it’s easy to protect yourself from some of those nasties. Check out our Rio factsheet and check in with your doctor at least 6 weeks before you head over, to make sure you get the right advice and recommendations that may include vaccinations and medications to keep you healthy during your trip. We need you there in the stands cheering on the Aussies!
IF YOU’RE RETURNING FROM BRAZIL
Australian customs will ask you to provide a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate when you arrive at the airport. Ask your doctor or a travel medical clinic for more information.