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MEETING DATE

25 - 27 June 2020

VENUE

Albert Einstein Instituto Israelita de Ensino e Pesquisa - Unidade Belo Horizonte

Rua Paraíba, 550 - Savassi - Belo Horizonte - MG - Brazil

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

English is the official language of the congress. No translation will be provided.

The official language of Brazil is Portuguese.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

Participants will be able to download a certificate of attendance at the end of the Congress.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Rent a car: The principal ones have branches at the airports. In Brazil you must keep to the right side of the road. Tourists bearing an international license to drive are entitled to drive in Brazil if their stay is no more than 180 days. It is compulsory to have a valid international driver’s license and a valid identification document. The foreign tourist driver is subject to the Brazilian legislation

Taxi/Uber: Ask your hotel reception if you need to call a taxi or use an App: Uber, 99 or Cabify.

TELEPHONES

Belo Horizonte area code for domestic calls is 031 and for international calls ++ 55 31.

TIME ZONE

 -3:00 UTC/GMT

ELECTRICITY

The electricity voltage in Brazil varies between 110V and 220V depending on the location. Many hotels offer wall sockets in both voltages, and it is easy to find portable voltage transformers in construction shops.

The wall sockets in Brazil have the shape of a well, to make contact between the finger and the electrical current more difficult and avoid accidents. The adapter plugs can be easily found in construction stores or in the free shop stores at airports.

CURRENCY EXCHANGE

The official currency is the Real (R$). Currency exchange is performed by some banks and exchange offices (casa de câmbio). Never change money with someone in the street.

Exchange Offices Suggestions:

Picchioni Câmbio: www.picchioni.com.br

Av. Bernardo Monteiro, 1539 - Funcionários. + 55 31 3238-7100

Confidence - www.confidencecambio.com.br/

BH Shopping. Rodovia BR 356, 3049 Loja OP-83 - Belvedere. + 55 11 4004-5700

Belvitur - belvitur.com.br/

Boulevard Mall. Av. dos Andradas, 3000 - Loja 2065 - Santa Efigênia. + 55 31 3213-9090

TIPPING

The standard tip for waiters in restaurants and bars is 10% and is often included in the bill. Taxi drivers don't usually receive tips.

HEALTH

Vaccines: There is no requirement for vaccination proof or prophylaxis for entry into Brazil, however, the Ministry of Health recommends that international congressmen update their early initial vaccination status, according to the guidelines of the legal calendar of origin or residence; and in particular, such as yellow fever, polio, measles and rubella vaccines.

Attendees from Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo must have the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (CIVP), with vaccination data less than 10 days prior to travel.

For more health information click here.

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Emergency Medical Assistance: Dial 192 on the phone. The call is free.

Police: Dial190 on the phone. The call is free.