Weather and Clothing: Day temperatures vary between 23° C (73° F) and 30° C (86° F), with relative humidity ranging around 65-75%. Night temperatures usually drop to around 18° C (65° F). Clothing should be light. Since most meeting activities will be held in air conditioned rooms, but a long-sleeve shirt could also come in handy. Sunblock products, sunglasses and a sport-cap are strongly recommended for outdoor activities.
Currency: No place in general accepts payment in US$ or € and it should not be assumed that traveler’s checks will be accepted in stores. Credit and Debit cards like MasterCard, Visa and American Express, this last one in less extension, are widely accepted by almost all restaurants, hotels, bars, and shops, and including street kiosks; it is advised to ask before consumption. Cash machines with the Plus or Maestro signs allow cash withdrawals in local currency with direct access to the user account in a foreign bank, this is the suggested best conversion rate.
Health: No extra precautions needed. The region is free from any tropical diseases. An international health and travel insurance is your responsibility as the organization will not be able to cover emergencies.
Electrical outlet: as indicated at the hotel page the electrical outlets work with 220 volts; the general city voltage is 110 volts, please pay attention. The adopted standard in Brazil is the type N which you you can see here.
Yellow fever vaccination is currently recommended before visiting some interland regions. Please note that a yellow fever vaccination takes approximately 10 days to become effective. No vaccination would be recommended for visiting only the main cities in Brazil, since the country has not had a case of urbane yellow fever since 1942. If there is any doubt about the need for vaccinations, please contact the nearest Brazilian Embassy or Consulate
An international certificate of vaccination against yellow fever is compulsory for travellers who, within the three months prior to their arrival in Brazil, have visited or been in transit through any of the following countries: Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, French Guyana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Nigeria, Peru, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire.
An international certificate of vaccination against polio is compulsory for children aged between three months and six years.
Transfer Information: There are several ways to depart from and return to the Salvador Bahia. The ER 2019 organization has established a contact with a shuttle transportation company. Conference attendees may schedule a transportation service from the airport to the hotel (fee not included in the conference registration). This option is safe and reliable, and charges a fair price.
COMTAS Taxi Salvador. The taxi service will charge R$ 60 per trip. The company has an attending balcony at the Airport and will have someone waiting for your arrival with an ER 2019 sign. Payment must be made at the reception balcony.
If you have any questions, or if you would like to schedule the shuttle transportation service, please send an email to Maria Clara Pestana (email: ) with the subject “[ER 2019] Transportation”. The email should contain the following information regarding your arrival in Salvador:
- Name of the passengers
- Number of passengers
- Where passengers are coming from (last start point)
- Date and time of Arrival in the Salvador Airport
- Airline company name (last flight in case of multiple flights)
- Flight number
AIRPORT TRANSFER OTHER OPTIONS
- APP transportation services: There is a specific area at the Airport to get Uber / 99Taxi drivers.
- BUS: First Class Bus (hotel itinerary) is an executive bus option operating from/to the Salvador Bahia Airport.http://http//www.ccrmetrobahia.com.br.
- TRAM: The new Airport Tram Service offers free transfer between the airport terminal and the Tram Station, in buses provided with air conditioning and accessibility facilities for people bearing special needs. From Monday to Sunday (including holidays): 5 AM until midnight. Ticket fare – Unitary: R$ 3.70. Site: http://www.ccrmetrobahia.com.br/
Safety Measures – go to the page!
In fact violent crimes against tourists or foreign visitors are rare, hence they appears in the headlines if they do happen. Brazil is also internationally politically stable with no external enemies and no terrorist activities. Being sensible and streetwise is the key to a trouble free and enjoyable stay in Brazil.