Brazilian currency is the Brazilian Real (BRL or R$). There are places to buy local currency in Campinas, although far from the event site, but it is recommended to bring the proper currency with you as the great majority of comercial places will not accept other currency.
Brazil has a public health system (SUS) that covers emergencies for foreigners. But we recommend that you contract a health insurance for your trip to Brazil.
In case of emergency, you may call an ambulance dialing 192. Brazilians may call this service by SAMU (Serviço de Atendimento Móvel de Urgência – Mobile First-Aid Service).
Brazil is a tropical country and known for its problems with mosquitoes. Even though the event is going to happen on southern hemisphere winter, mosquitoes may still be a nuisance. We strongly recommend that you bring bug spray with you, or buy it once one arrive here.
If anything else happens, here are the emergency numbers you must remember (unfortunately Brazil doesn’t have a unified emergency contact):
- Police: 190
- SAMU (Ambulance): 192
- Firefighters: 193