Belo Horizonte is located in the south-east region of Brazil with few incidence of Aedes Aegypti (mosquitoes found to be the primary vector for spreading Zika virus). Also, expected average temperatures for the period of Chip on the Mountains are 27ºC (80ºF) max. and 14ºC (57ºF) min. During this period (winter time in South-East Brazil), Aegypti density eventually decreases (given its inability to survive under lower temperatures), thus reducing the occurrence of related diseases. The combination of these factors (lower mosquito incidence in the region, plus colder temperatures) makes Belo Horizonte a safer region with regard to Zika.
Chip on the Mountains organization committee is following closely the latest news and recommendations by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Brazilian Government concerning the Zika virus alert. We will maintain updated travel advice information on this page.
For the moment, we refer to the following pages for further information about the alert:
- WHO’s information page on the Zika Virus
- US Government travel information pages
- News about the Brazilian Government actions [29/01/2016]
Brazil Tourist Visa Waived
Brazil is waiving tourist visa requirements for U.S. citizens June 1st through September 18th. Eligible foreigners include
Americans, Canadians, Japanese and Chinese who are traveling to Brazil on or before September 18th