18 Jan 2018

Travelling to Carnival?

Careful preparation and planning helps travellers enjoy a safe and healthy carnival trip Travelling to Carnival?

International carnival season starts soon – with various European, Caribbean, central, north and south American countries and the USA celebrating the beginning of Lent.

Carnival dates can vary - many countries start their celebrations the weekend before Ash Wednesday (14 February 2018 in the UK) but some countries have their carnivals later in the year.

Careful preparation and planning helps travellers enjoy a safe and healthy carnival trip. See Travelling to Carnival factsheet.

For those travelling to Carnival in Brazil updated recommendation for yellow fever vaccination for São Paulo state and other parts of Brazil can be found on the Brazil: Country Information page.

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