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How To Open A Bank Account In Brazil

Thursday June 18, 2020 (18:00:10)

Moving to a new country can be complicated, especially when local processes are different from those in your home country. However, opening a bank account in Brazil is relatively easy, provided you hold a residence visa. This article will walk you through everything you need to know.   more ...

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What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Brazil?

Friday April 17, 2020 (14:48:37)

In Brazil, healthcare is a right that all nationals, citizens and permanent residents are entitled to. Primary healthcare overall is the responsibility of the government, but many elements of the day-to-day running of public hospitals and medical facilities are down to the individual states that make up the country. This can lead to inconsistency in terms of facilities, healthcare access, sanitation standards and general medical practice standards.   more ...

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Prescriptions In Brazil: What Is Available And How To Ensure You Get The Right Level Of Care

Wednesday April 15, 2020 (07:50:19)

In Brazilian law, “medication” is defined as a pharmaceutical product obtained or enhanced technically, with curative, palliative, or diagnostic purposes. It is common to see an overlap in the meaning of the term “drug” in Brazil, which is often associated with negative connotations, such as illegal recreational drugs. The legal definition of medicine and medication does not extend to natural or holistic treatments. Medication can be obtained from several places, but most commonly from your local pharmacy.   more ...

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Maternity Care In Brazil: What The Options Are And How To Decide On A Birth Plan

Wednesday April 08, 2020 (15:36:16)

Brazil has the highest elective Caesarean birth rate in the world, with over 50% of all births being delivered in this way. Nearly 90% of Caesarean births are conducted in private hospitals, a number five times higher than that recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO). C-sections are often encouraged by doctors, both for practical and financial reasons, and are frequently requested by expectant mothers. In many other countries, elective C-sections are a rarity, and often only used in emergency situations.   more ...

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How To Register With The Health System In Brazil

Tuesday April 07, 2020 (12:01:54)

Healthcare in Brazil is provided by both private and government institutions, and is considered a constitutional right. All Brazilian nationals and permanent residents are entitled to free public healthcare. Public healthcare in Brazil is provided by the National Healthcare System, also known as the Unified Health System. In Portuguese, it is called Sistema Único de Saúde, which is often abbreviated to SUS. Private healthcare institutions are also available throughout Brazil, for those who hold a private health insurance policy, whether through choice or necessity.   more ...

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How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In Brazil

Thursday April 02, 2020 (11:00:22)

Although healthcare itself is free in Brazil, including for foreigners, supplementing this with private health insurance is highly advisable. This is because the public healthcare system is under strain, meaning you could face long waiting times, poorer quality of care, and a lack of specialist medical assistance. Occasionally, it may be a prerequisite that you acquire private health insurance for your visa or employment contract, although this is not usually the case in Brazil.   more ...

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How To Keep Fit And Healthy In Brazil

Wednesday April 01, 2020 (10:00:58)

In 2014, Brazil’s Ministry of Health released new dietary guidelines, in an attempt to combat the growing number of overweight and obese people. The government's guidelines now tend to be less focused around calorie restriction and portion-sizes, and instead reflect the importance of cooking with fresh ingredients, eating together, and avoiding fast food and calorie-laden ready made meals. You can find fresh, seasonal products at your local market.   more ...

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How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In Brazil?

Tuesday March 31, 2020 (11:02:37)

Despite the fact that Brazil has a free universal health system in place, there are some instances in which you may find yourself needing to pay for appointments and exams. Brazil’s Unified Health System Sistema Único de Saúde (a.k.a. SUS) was drafted into the 1988 constitution. The system was designed to supply the demand of the entire country's population, providing free basic medical care, treatments, exams and surgeries that would otherwise be too expensive for many to afford.   more ...

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Dental And Ophthalmic Care In Brazil: How To Find The Right Options For You

Thursday March 26, 2020 (12:24:55)

Having the perfect smile is very important to Brazilians. Cosmetic procedures tend to be in high demand, as well as very lucrative. Day-to-day oral and dental hygiene are considered of paramount importance to a large portion of the population. In some restaurants, cafes and public restrooms, you may even see mouthwash and floss, alongside the usual soap and paper towels. It is common for Brazilians to brush their teeth several times a day, especially after a meal, even if that means brushing them after lunch at work.   more ...

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How To Apply For A Visa In Brazil

Monday March 09, 2020 (14:19:45)

In order to enter Brazil, you must be able to satisfy the immigration authorities about your purpose for visiting and that you have enough money for the duration of your stay. You may need to provide details of your accommodation, as well as evidence of your return or onward travel – this could be return flight tickets, an onward flight ticket, bus/coach/train tickets etc. Your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date you enter the country. Dual citizens are usually required to present their Brazilian passport when entering the country. Additional rules apply to dual citizenship minors travelling alone.   more ...



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