Team GB is ramping up the media coverage in the build up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and it has teamed up with Amber Hill and others to share advice with those travelling to Brazil to watch events at the biggest sporting event on the planet.
There is a preparation checklist for you to follow should you have plans to visit South America and support the six British shooters.
1. Ensure that you obtain comprehensive travel insurance and that it covers you for all activities that you want to carry out while in Brazil.
2. Book your Games tickets and accommodation as far in advance as possible and from authorised sellers. Demand for hotel rooms in Rio is likely to outstrip supply during the Games period. Event tickets will also sell out. Avoid buying or selling tickets on the secondary market. Ticket ‘touting’ is a criminal offence in Brazil.
3. Your passport must be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Brazil.
4. Brazil is the world’s fifth largest country. If you plan to travel outside of Rio, make sure you plan your journey carefully and book flights well in advance
5. Check which vaccinations and medication you need before you travel, especially if you plan to travel to more remote parts of the country. For advice see: www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk.
6. Learn a bit of Portuguese as English isn’t as widely spoken as you may expect.
7. For our latest travel advice, sign up to our travel advice alerts: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/brazil.
8. Follow @FCOTravel and @UKinBrazil on Twitter, and FCO Travel on Facebook.