What is healthcare like? Do I have to have health insurance? Health care facilities in São Paulo are very good and easily accessible. However, please make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation. If your current health insurance does not cover your time in Brazil, there are several independent and online providers who provide affordable health insurance. The Amani Institute will provide information about health care, and vaccinations during the preparatory meetings. Please make sure to also check with your Ministry/Department of Foreign Affairs for their current advice on travelling to Brazil.