Information about the Brazilian territory
With a territory of 8,547,403 km², BRAZIL is the fifth largest country in the world in area of discontinuous land.
The Brazilian coast is approximately 9,200 km long, including gulfs and bays, and extends from Cape Orange, located at the mouth of the Oiapoque River in Amapá to the Arroio Chui in Rio Grande do Sul.
BRAZIL shares borders with almost all of the countries in South America, except for Chile and Ecuador.
The Brazilian territory is cut by four time zones, all behind GMT.
Vaccination for yellow fever
Brazilian Health Authorities are quite strict in relation to checking the validity of yellow fever Vaccination Certificates. Some of the ports considered endemic are:
- Others in West Africa
To avoid problems, Masters should verify the Vaccination Cards of all crewmembers on vessels heading for BRAZIL.
Below is a list of links we consider important to be consulted in relation to the Brazilian maritime system and those of the main government offices regulating the port sector.