Travel insurance for Brazil

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Written by Tiana Lee-Collins
Reviewed by Adrian Taylor
Last updated 11 April 2024

Do I need travel insurance for Brazil?

When planning to travel to Brazil, a travel insurance policy is always a good idea. Brazil can be safe if you exercise the right level of caution, although tourist areas tend to experience the highest crime rates, as do the shanty towns or ‘favelas.’

With a travel insurance plan, you can improve your peace of mind to better enjoy relaxing at Copacabana Beach or visiting the awe-inspiring statue of Christ the Redeemer. You can find out the inclusions, limits and sub-limits of a policy in the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and check your suitability for a policy by reading the Target Market Determination (TMD).

Expert tips for choosing the right travel insurance for Brazil

If you’re already packing your swimmers for Copacabana beach, don’t forget to pack your travel insurance. Our travel insurance expert, Adrian Taylor, has some tips on things to keep in mind for your policy before buy travel insurance for your South American trip.

Adrian Taylor
Executive General Manager – General Insurance

Compare your itinerary to your travel insurance

When travelling, it’s important to consider your travel plans to understand what type of cover you may need. Think about the things you may need when you get a quote for travel insurance for travelling through Brazil. Medical expenses, cancellation fees and luggage may come to mind, but also remember to cover your rental vehicle excess or any adventure activities you might get up to while in South America.

Check if your pre-existing medical conditions are covered

While inclusions vary between insurers, many pre-existing medical conditions won’t be covered automatically. Always declare pre-existing medical conditions when taking out travel insurance so your insurer can assess if they can offer you cover. This way, you’ll know whether you have the cover you need and won’t be surprised come claim time if you’re injured or become ill while travelling.

Compare and save

To get a policy that suits your trip to Brazil, it’s important to compare travel insurance quotes before purchasing to search for which one gives you the most value. Our comparison tool allows you to compare prices, plans and inclusions, choose either a single trip or annual multi-trip policy and search for optional extras all in the one place.

What should my travel insurance policy for Brazil include?

Travel insurance can provide you with cover for situations like getting injured hiking the Amazon, being pick-pocketed in the street, or an unexpected natural disaster disrupting your plans.

One key feature most policies will offer is 24/7 emergency assistance if you need advice, help with organise medical transport back to Australia and more. Other important benefits a comprehensive travel insurance policy might include are:

Medical costs


Trip interruptions and cancellations


More information on travel insurance for Brazil

What is excluded in travel insurance for Brazil?

Is Brazil safe for tourists?

Top travel tips for Brazil

1. Plan your itinerary

2. Check visa requirements

3. Get vaccinated before you go

Meet our travel insurance expert, Adrian Taylor

Adrian Taylor
Executive General Manager – General Insurance

As the Executive General Manager of General Insurance, Adrian Taylor believes in educating customers about the importance of travel insurance so that anyone can kick back and make the most of their time away from home. While no one wants a disrupted holiday, a suitable travel insurance policy can provide a financial safety net for yourself, your belongings and your trip in case things go wrong.

1 Smartraveller. Australian Government: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Brazil. Updated January 2024. Accessed February 2024.