The FIFA World Cup will be held in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014. Singaporeans planning to attend the World Cup are advised to be vigilant and take all necessary safety precautions during their stay in Brazil.

Before leaving for Brazil, Singaporeans are encouraged to:

  • eRegister with MFA at www.mfa.gov.sg.
  • Download MFA’s smartphone application “MFA@SG” (available for download at Google Play and
    Apple App Store) for the latest travel notices and other related information.
  • Purchase comprehensive travel insurance, which includes medical evacuation.
  • Ensure that your passport has at least 6 months validity.
  • Visa requirements: Singapore Ordinary Passport Holders can visit Brazil for up to 30 days without
    a visa. The number of days granted is at the discretion of the Brazilian Authorities at the point of
    entry into Brazil.
  • Obtain Yellow Fever Vaccination: Although proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination is not required for
    entry into Brazil, a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate is required for re-entry into Singapore.
    You may wish to check with Travellers’ Health and Vaccination Clinic at Tan Tock Seng Hospital
    (www.ttsh.com.sg/travellershealth/) for more information on vaccinations required for travel to
    Brazil.
  • Keep a photocopy of your passport biodata page, personal credit cards, tickets, visas and travelers
    cheques, if any.
  • Provide a copy of your itinerary and contact details to your friends and family.
  • Confirm all your domestic flights and accommodations.
  • For more information about travelling to Brazil, please visit the following websites:
    o Brazil – www.visitbrasil.com
    o Rio de Janeiro – www.rioguiaoficial.com.br
    o Sao Paulo – www.spturis.com/v7/index.php

While in Brazil:

  • Exercise vigilance and caution as violence and crime can occur anywhere and at any time.
  • As large scale protests/demonstrations could occur, Singaporeans are advised to avoid
    protest/demonstration sites and their vicinity and monitor the media for information on potential
    safety and security risks.
  • Be alert to your surroundings at all times and keep a close watch of your personal belongings.
  • Dress down and avoid wearing expensive accessories. Carry minimal cash and credit cards.
  • Match tickets should only be purchased from FIFA. You may be refused entry to match venues if
    you hold tickets purchased from an unauthorized retailer
  • Banking Services – Cash in local currency can be obtained at certain banks using your Singapore
    bank card, including the HSBC ATM, Citibank ATM. Note that there is currently a BRL 300 limit
    imposed for daily withdrawals using foreign ATM cards to reduce the risk of fraud. ATMs with Cirrus,
    Plus and Maestro are common.
  • Should you require to extend your stay, you should apply for an extension at the nearest Federal
    Police Office (www.dpf.gov.br) before the expiry of the visa-free period granted at your point of
    arrival.

If you require urgent consular assistance while in Brazil, you can contact the following:

Singapore Embassy in Brasilia (Embaixada da Republica de Cingapura)
SHIS QL 24, Conjunto 03, Casa 11
Lago Sul-Brasilia-Distrito Federal, CEP 71665035
Federative Republic of Brazil
Office hours: Monday – Friday (0900 am – 1800 hours)
Telephone: +55 61 2191 6565
Fax: +55 61 2191 6580
Emergency (24 hrs): +55 61 9611 1323

MFA Duty Office
Tel: +65 6379 8800 / 8855 (24-hour hotline)
Fax: +65 6476 7302
Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

For more information and travel tips, you may wish to download the “FIFA World Cup – A Useful Guide” for Singaporeans at http://www.mfa.gov.sg/content/mfa/overseasmission/brasilia/consular_services/fifa-2014-WorldCup-Useful-guide.html.