4th International Nuclear Chemistry Congress

DATE: September 14 to 19, 2014 - VENUE: Maresias, SP - Brazil

General Information

Safety

When traveling, as in any major city, take certain precautions. Do not carry valuables such as jewelry, airline tickets, money and important documents with you – it is advisable to leave them in a hotel safe deposit box. In case you lose your room key notify the hotel management as soon as possible. Travel in a group and plan your itinerary before leaving the hotel to ensure a smooth arrival at your destination.

Currency

The Brazilian currency is the Real (R$); there are 100 cents in one Real. Brazilian coins come in denominations of 1 cent (bronze color); 5, 10, 25 and 50 centavos (silver color) and R$ 1 coin (nickel and bronze color).
The currency come in denominations of R$ 2, R$ 5, R$ 10, R$ 20, R$ 50 and R$ 100. The value of the Brazilian Money – R$ Real against the US dollar varies according to the daily exchange rate. Banks and exchange bureau charge a commission on exchange transactions, so visitors should enquire beforehand.
As elsewhere, the rates of exchange for cash and traveler’s checks are marginally different, and coins are not exchangeable. Money changers are obliged by law to display net rates of exchange. Receipts for exchange must be issued by law; it is advisable to keep these until after departure.

Language

The language in Brazil is Portuguese. In most places visited by tourists, visitors can communicate in English or Spanish.

Climate

The event will take place in the region of the Atlantic Ocean in the city of Maresias. The climate is usually hot and warm throughout the year.

Banks and  Credit Cards

Banks are located in São Sebastião city, near Maresias  and they are open weekdays from 10 am to 4pm; they are closed on weekends and public holidays. Before leaving home, visitors are encouraged to check the acceptability of their credit and/or cash cards with their local bank. Automated teller machines (ATMs) can be found in São Sebastião city; some machines provide 24-hour cash withdrawal (R$) facilities for major credit cards.
In most shops and restaurants accept claims with ship and password electronics cards.
The best place to make the exchange of their currencies to rise (and U.S. dollars or Euros) is the currency exchange shops that are located in Guarulhos International Airport. When you arrive remember to do the exchange.

Additional Travel Information

Electricity
The voltage is 220 volts in Maresias.

Telecommunications
Adjust your watch when you arrive – Maresias is 3 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Brazil is connected to all appropriate international telephone and satellite communications systems, providing trouble-free connections to virtually anywhere in the world. Most hotels provide guest room International Direct Dial (IDD) services; some hotels have in-room internet hook-up and fax machines. Other offers this service through their Concierge or Business Centre.
Outside hotels, long-distance calls can be made from IDD payphones or card phones in various locations.
The push-button call-home system, providing immediate connection to the operator of the country required, is also available. For information about dialling access and IDD phone locations, contact the hotel operator. Not all local calls from private phones are free. However, shops, restaurants and bars without payphones will usually permit free use of their phones.

Medical Services
Most hotels have immediate access to on-call 24-hour medical assistance. There are also many public and private hospitals with 24-hour emergency and out-patient departments. Many of the doctors and dentists in the city of São Sebastião city trained or did postgraduate studies overseas. All hotels have a list of recommended medical services.

Restaurant Tipping
When dining out, most establishments include a 10% service charge on the bill. However, it is customary to leave a little extra for good service.

Water
The water supply in Maresias conforms to international standards. Nevertheless, it is advisable to drink only mineral water.

General Hours of Business
Office hours are usually from 9am to 6pm. Stores normally open at 9am and close at 7pm. Lunch is usually taken from 12pm to 2pm. Most offices are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

Clothing
Informality is the keynote in Maresias in terms of clothes

Postal Services
The Brazilian postal services meet all international standards, and there are post offices in São Sebastião city. They are closed on Sundays and public holidays. Most hotels offer postal facilities for guests' letters and packages and a packing service.

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