Some additional information regarding Brazil
simao.campos at LABS.COMSAT.COM
Mon May 14 17:37:36 EDT 2001
I have been requested to pass on to you the following additional
information regarding the SG 16 meeting in Brazil:
- It is advised that all good carried by the travellers (except for
personal effects in quantity and quality compatible with the length
and purpose of the trip) that exceed the global value of US$500 be
declared in the form "Declaration for Accompanined Luggage"
("Declaração de Bagagem Acompanhada", DBA). The DBA will be available
in the customs at the airport printed in English, Spanish, and
Portuguese. In the case of personal laptops, cameras, etc, whose value
exceeds R$3,000 (~US$1,200), a permit for temporary admission will be
issued from the declation of the goods in the DBA. This will allow the
items the enter and exit Brazil without the imposition of taxes. The
traveller should upon arrival go to the (red) "Goods to Declare"
("Bens a Declarar") gate in order to get the temporary admission
permit issued, not the (green) "Nothing to Declare" ("Nada a
- Please note that if you carry foreign currency other than US Dollars,
you will have to exchange money at one of the international airports
(Guarulhos in São Paulo and Galeão in Rio de Janeiro). On the other
hand, exchange of US Dollars into Reais is available in Porto Seguro.
- If you need a visa for Brazil and did not get one yet, I suggest that
you attach a copy of the Collective Letter 01/16
(http://www.itu.int/itudoc/itu-t/com16/coll/01-04/001.html) to the
visa application form and state that you are attending the ITU-T SG 16
Meeting in Porto Seguro organized by ANATEL under the invitation of
the International Telecommunication Union.
- It is suggested that the dress code for the meeting be "casual
I am currently checking on details regarding the transporation between the
airport (BPS) and the ferry to the hotel. I will send you an update when I
get some more details on the subject.
Simão Ferraz de Campos Neto, Scientist *All comments are strictly my own*
LMGT/COMSAT Laboratories Tel: +1-301-428-4516
22300 Comsat Drive Fax: +1-301-428-9287
Clarksburg MD 20871 - USA E-mail: simao.campos at labs.comsat.com
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