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Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

The Mercado Ver-o-Peso is a prime place to get pickpocketed – this shouldn’t prevent you from going, but do take care. As always, consider taking cabs at night.

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While you're there

Medical services

Airport health post (8am-noon & 2-6pm Mon-Fri) Provides free yellow-fever vaccinations.

Hospital Adventista de Belém (3246 8686, 0800 91 0022; Av Almirante Barroso 1758) One of the better private hospitals.

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