The World Cup in Brazil is almost here, with thousands of people expected to descend on cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Manaus in the Amazon rainforest to enjoy a month long festival of fun, sun and fabulous football.
Football is in Brazil’s DNA; it’s the only country to have played in every World Cup, and has won it five times. But Brazil is very different to the UK – so just as some of the most famous names in sport are preparing to take their place on football’s biggest world stage, those of us planning to travel to the event should prepare too.
Most people who visit Brazil do so with no difficulty and come home with wonderful memories. Make sure this trip is one you want to remember by following a few simple travel safety tips from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO).
For further information, travel advice and contact details visit www.gov.uk/worldcup2014
If you have any enquiries for FCO consular staff before you go or while abroad you can ask questions via the FCO Twitter service @FCOtravel. You can also keep up to date with the latest FCO travel advice by signing up to the FCO Facebook and Twitter feeds: www.facebook.com/fcotravel and twitter.com/fcotravel using #beontheball