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See what precautions have when traveling, never forget to check everything before your trip. and never let go of the tips Brazil Tourism Guide


Care while traveling

It's always good that everything goes well during a trip, but who never had any problems or have forgotten something important to be taken? Each trip is advisable to take some precautions, especially if traveling internationally, it will be difficult and more complicated to solve the problems being away from home. With some basic tips, you could have one more trip tranquila.Veja below some important points: Check-list
Perhaps the vast majority of people do not make a checgem of items to be taken during the trip. With it, you hardly forget something important or essential, as a device for example. Besides a simple procedure will bring the assurance that something not fall into oblivion.

Forget the documents is a serious thing and can bring you great inconvenience. Forget diving certificate for example, may cause you to let you dive in most places. In others, perhaps with the goodwill of the operator in wanting to make a confirmation by the certification or if you are not certified, it can happen, but either way, you end up losing tempo.Passaporte and since then, neither speaks. A friend of mine has left the board to be with the expired passport, and despite it being with the valid visa, no conversation. It was necessary to get a new passport, pay a fee for issuing an emergency passport and await delivery on seguite. It's hard to believe that this occurs, but for those who travel a lot, is not hard to forget that detail.

DAN Insurance
Without a doubt, is the best cost benefit that you can have in terms of attendance in case of emergency. With this insurance, you may receive medical care in several countries. Luggage Here are some important points: Prohibited items - There are currently prohibited from being carried in hand luggage the following items:

  • Alarm Devices
  • Bottles over 100ml (Shampoo, conditioner, among others.)
  • Toothpaste, ointments, creams and the like.

If there is a need to take something that is liquid or paste form, and with less than 100ml in hand, it is necessary to pack the product in a plastic bag and has not size up to 20x20cm. Items over 100ml purchased at duty-free and can be carried in hand luggage.

Adhesives - Avoid placing adhesive dip in his luggage. At airports such as Miami, the Chargers are well aware the bags divers because of the weight and usually dive flag on display, and soon they will know that the luggage contains expensive equipment. Unfortunately there are thieves in airports that are attracted to this detail.

Notebook: There are some reports of tourists who were forced to connect the notebook to a tax inspection of American immigration. In 2008, the United States authorized the police to be able to connect the equipment to the verification of personal data contained in notebooks and the verification of pirated software. So if you're one of those people with illegal software, be careful! You may end up being arrested for using pirate software. It is best not take your notebook to prevent mishaps.

Identification of the luggage - I for one, always put a piece of duct tape with my name, phone number, address, flight number, as this will increase the chances of retrieving of baggage, if it come to be misplaced. Furthermore, especially in the United States, if they suspect something inside your luggage will be easier to know who owns it and will call you to open and show what is inside, as was the case a friend of mine who was called by the speaker of an airport in Japan, to appear in a room of airport security, and open the baggage agents to carry out a survey. In his case, there was a suspected bomb, given the shape of a waterproof case for SLR camera. On occasion, he only realized he was being called the third time, and his luggage was ready to be arrombada.Usando an identification with their data, facilitate contact with the authorities you, if needed.

Protective Plastic Bag - Who has not seen those airport employees placing a plastic around the baggage? For those who do not know the product is known as Protect Bag, a trademark patented and that is nothing more than a plastic wrapped and Ridiger on luggage in order to prevent the opening thereof. Like everything at the airport, it's a product through expensive for what it is, but depending on what you are bringing in their luggage, it is advisable to place the same. Deped of fate, it is advisable to carry a roll of Silver Tape, for not having the Protect Bag, you can pass the Silver Tape in the bag. This process does not guarantee that the bag is not opened, however, the occasion makes the thief, and if a person contemplate opening a baggage, it certainly will in the luggage easier to open.

SIf you are those who do not believe that protection and find that only one lock is enough, click here (4.7MB) and watch a demonstration of opening the luggage in seconds using just a pen. I suppose you will change your mind.

Lost baggage - This is one of the most undesirable things that can happen on a journey. If this occurs, get near the place where you remove the luggage, the person responsible for the registration of lost luggage. Never leave the arrivals hall to demand from this sector on the outside and near the check-in at airports. In some places, you can not return the area inside the airport and will certainly problemas.Se responsible for the sector say that your luggage will come on the next flight and that is not required to register, and insist on the latter case, force the responsible do the same. this is mandatory and will be the official document that will prove the ocorrido.Jamais leave the baggage ticket with others. This also is a bill and nobody needs to get on this ticket. Just be aware of the numbers of baggage and nothing else.

Padlocks - AAfter the attacks of September 11, the TSA (Transportation Security Administration), an American national security in transport, has requested the use of locks approved by it. The main difference of them is that if an airport security officer suspicious of your luggage, it will search the model number used to lock bag and he will open the same with a master key to the survey, without having to break his luggage, which happened much earlier, mainly because Americans do not bother to draw travelers to open bagagem.Se possible, get those locks in the United States as well come out more expensive than in Brazil, somewhere around 8 to $ 12. Currently have met with relative ease, these standard TSA locks, but be attentive to quality.

Sharp objects - Because of terrorism, airport security has greatly increased, so you should not forget that you can not take in hand luggage, sharp objects like scissors, pocket knife, diving knife or sharp objects. Despite warnings, many people still forget that detail. Business travelers and go through the inspection of boarding, it is common to see a plastic box full of objects that were left behind by travelers.

Should always be carried in bags and not in hand luggage. Batteries on hand, would allow the ignition of a bomb for example, and with the terrorist attacks, airport officials did not allow the transportation of them on hand. If you have an HID flashlight, leave the canister in one of your bags with the batteries and take in hand luggage only the HEAD (head) of HID, just because it's the most expensive and vulnerable to impact. In the U.S., airport officials do not allow the traveler to board ship without the batteries in the pack, and if you try to push it, could be preso.A from January 2008, TSA has created more than one rule about the transport of batteries flights passing through the United States. One of them is to put a tape on the contacts of the batteries that are the belongings which are disconnected from equipment. The purpose of this is to prevent this cell or battery is a facilitator for fires and explosões.Veja the table below, information on the carrying of batteries in luggage:

Battery Type Luggage
Battery installed in a device with more than 2 grams. Allowed - 1 Unit Recommended - 1 unit
No one installed in equipment and with 2 or more grams of Lithium. Prohibited Allowed - 2 units
With more than 2 grams of Lithium Prohibited Prohibited
Battery installed in a device with more than 2 grams. Allowed - 1 Unit Recommended - 1 unit
No one installed in equipment and with 8 or more grams of Lithium

Prohibited Allowed - 2 units
Special Cases:
More than two lithium batteries installed or separated, and 8 to 25 grams of Lithium.
Installed on a device - 1 unit
Separate -
Separated - 2 units
Device: Allowed

Benjamim / Adapters Plugs
When traveling overseas, check before making the type used in the destination country. Several countries like the United States itself, making use of different fittings of the models commonly used in Brazil, and you need to reload a flashlight or a camera for example, may have problems with these differences plugs.Atualmente you can find an adapter that is universal . Although half affection, something around $ 45, you fit the plug into the adapter and this wall, through dievrsas opportunities plugs.

Expensive equipment and sensitive to pressure variation
If possible, bring in your hand luggage, regulators, dive computer and dry clothes, if you have one. If any employee of the airline or airport staff complain of regulators and / or hand luggage, the same report that the equipment is to dive and are sensitive to pressure variations. If there is no way, ask for a document that someone blame the airport. Logically, no one will blame you and always flush with the equipment in the baggage mãos.Em 2006 had a problem the United States with a atentende head of an American company that would not allow regulators to bring in hand and believe me, because I could handle the hose and hit with the 1st Stage in someone's head during the flight. However, showed the same as contained in the rules of his own company in question, which was allowed to take the governor at hand. Foot and knocked on the subject had to release the transport at hand. It is advisable to access the website of the airline which you want to travel, and print the page that tells what is and what is not allowed to carry in hand luggage and checked.

Statement of Revenue
This federal agency is responsible for monitoring the entry and exit of objects and products in Brazil. On international trips, it is mandatory for any person filing a declaration which included the imported products with their respective serial numbers, you're taking trip since returning to Brazil, if stopped by the customs officials (customs) will be the only proof that you had come out of Brazil with this equipment, and there is no connection with their purchase and quota limit. The big problem is that many divers have complained about the treatment of tax, where some report that is not required to fill out the diving equipment, which is completely disagrees with the Brazilian legislation. Our law requires everyone to fill out the imported goods when traveling abroad, making no distinction. Imported equipment is imported equipment, so you have the obligation to have a statement completed and recognized by the IRS. And for you, have an obligation to provide you with the same stamped and registered in system. This is provided by law. Remember that the statement is a guarantee of a return without pain cabeça.Mais information about the DBA (Accompanied Baggage Declaration) can be obtained from the IRS Web site in the area of Customs - Baggage.

Excess Weight
Be careful with the excess weight of baggage. Paying extra for air travel market share is always caro.Atualmente legislation allows travel with luggage up to 20kg for domestic travel, ie the interior of Brazil and two baggage up to 32 kg each for international travel over long distances. Hand luggage must have a limit of 5 kg Anyway, check the limit with the airline, as some companies are weighing with differentiated in certain cases. Flights to South America, usually revolve around 20 to 23Kg limit total.Em hardware store, usually found a very simple and inexpensive equipment, which allows the measurement of weight. If you are carrying a lot, sometimes it is valid to take a look at the weight of the bag before going to the airport, and divide the weight between elas.Uma good tip for those who are always pushing the limits allowed weight is always arrive too early at the airport, and an early check-in. For each flight, operators can learn via the terminal, the information of the aircraft, as the amount of kilos already loaded and still available for luggage in the aircraft. The check-in done, that limit is decreasing gradativmente. The latest to make the check-in will be under the possibility of being penalized for excess baggage, because operators are more cautious with the extra weight of luggage, so that the safety limit of the aircraft is not exceeded.

Sealed Objects
Who ever takes housings for cameras or camcorders, or even flashlights diving, they should not charge them with their lids closed. Put the lid back on, but not completely close, leaving there a passage of air into the compartment of the equipment in si.Ao sea level, we are a pressure of 1 atmosphere (1 ATM) and the pressure cabin of a plane when pressurized, is around 0.7 / 0.8 ATM. Thus, the cabin pressure is lower than the pressure at sea level. When a casing is closed and is the same in an environment with an ATM, there will be an expansion of air inside the compartment, with a force acting from the inside out. The enclosures are made to sustain pressures from outside. This small variation may be negligible, but already there were cases of people with problems in equipment or have some o-ring's damaged. Some carried cameras in housings closed durata flight, and the boxes had alagamento.Caixas like Pelican, are free from this problem because they have a control valve pressure variation, which regulates the internal pressure with the outside.

Ingestion of liquids
During long flights, drier air we breathe and is renewed for purifying filters and humidifiers present on the plane. Dehydration of the body is imminent, and fluid intake before and during the flight, not only contribute to the hydration of our bodies, such as help in the dissolution of residual nitrogen, if returning from a day of diving. For those who are returning from a week with lots of diving and coming from places like Bonaire for example, should drink more fluids before flights. Despite the computers to release the diver to fly after a few hours, there have been some reported cases of decompression sickness.

Important details

  • Traveling abroad, search the Internet and write down phone numbers and addresses important issues such as medical centers, restaurants and other references that can help you during the trip.

  • Always have a pen handy. Before landing, either in Brazil or abroad, you will need to fill a short statement on immigration and baggage, and not always find a pen available. And a hint: make the fill and hide the pen, because inevitably other people will ask around and you end up losing the stylus for forgetting to take it again.

  • Google has a tool called Google Earth and Google Street. They are very helpful in choosing hotels and how is the neighborhood of where they want to stay. In the expensive Earth, you can still get the marks of GPS location for a possible plot on a GPS. This can help in time to return to the hotel for example, if spot nobody speaks a language like English. At least, you have the direction of where the hotel and is moving away or coming closer.

EI hope I have helped with these tips, it is important for those who want viajar.Se you plan to travel to the United States, visit the website, and check if there are any new restrictions for travelers to avoid unpleasant surprises during the trip.If you have any other tips, please contact us so we can post it here.



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