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1. UK Debian travel to Debconf in Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2004

Debconf site is at http://www.debconf.org/debconf4/ for more details.

LHR 24th May -> CDG -> POA 25th May

  • (conference)

POA 3rd June -> CDG -> LHR 4th June

1.1. People

Travel booked, tickets at Steve's place. Please check off things as you get them organised:


CONFIRMED on debconf.org?



Matthew Garrett



not yet



dip,tet,typh,hepA,YF done

not yet



diph,typ,hepA,yf done

not yet

Scott James Remnant


hepA done, diph/tet up to date anyway, no typh or YF

Barclays 7365FQ23346

Daniel Silverstone


dip/tet done, YF Done, hepA typh polio done

not yet

Colin Watson


dip,tet,hepA,YF done

not yet

1.2. Arrival / departure times in Porto Alegre (local time)

Estimated arrival: 2004-05-25 10:10:00

Estimated departure: 2004-06-03 19:20:00

1.3. Vaccinations

Yellow fever, diphtheria, typhoid and hepatitis A were recommended by my GP, and tetanus is apparently also a good idea if you haven't had a booster recently.

Daniel: It's also recommended that you have polio at some point and that if you're going to some parts of brazil, that you have malaria too. I'm finding out if we will be in that sort of area.

Steve: the nurse I spoke too said malaria was only likely to be an issue within the Amazon rainforest. We're heading to a hotel in a large city in the south of Brazil, so it shouldn't be needed.

Daniel: Yep, Malaria isn't an issue. You *might* want rabies if you think you'll go walking around the town at all, since it is an issue all over Brazil. I'm not going to bother with it.

Colin: The nurse I spoke to recommended adequate mosquito bite protection anyway, though; at least 30% DEET (the active ingredient).

Scott: Yellow Fever is only needed for northern bits of Brazil, especially the Amazonian regions which we're going to be well away from. YF is also needed if you've been to one of a small number of countries in the last few months. Otherwise you don't need it - my doctor in fact recommended I didn't have it given my bad reactions to injections in the past.

If you don't have the Typhod injection it's recommended that you only stick to cooked foods and bottled water.

1.4. Insurance

Don't leave home without it. Medical bills can be very high if you're abroad. Swapping policy details might be a good plan before we go in case of emergency, but not on the wiki for privacy reasons please!

Tesco will sell you a fortnight of insurance for £40 covering most everything you would be worried about.

[http://www.norwich-union-direct.co.uk/ Norwich Union] seem to charge about £31.

2. Things left to organise

  • Booking of SESC for the days before/after the conference
  • Travel to/from Heathrow
    • For this I suggest we all end up at Steve's on Sunday 23rd -- DanielSilverstone

    • For those from outside of Cambridge, anyway. I'm going to look into getting a minibus -- SteveMcIntyre

    • Also note that Monday is the first day of the beer festival in Cambridge. But we're going to miss out because the Monday session starts at 5pm. Booo! -- SteveMcIntyre

    • Well yes :-) It'd be quite possible to collect me on the Monday really. -- DanielSilverstone

  • We need to know our baggage allowance
  • I'm going to confirm the flights soon - any special seat requests?
  • Rob will be leaving for to visit his Father on the Friday, so I can take up to three house-guests over the weekend if that simplifies people's travel arrangements. -- DanielSilverstone

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