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||'''Name''' ||'''CONFIRMED on debconf.org?'''||'''Vaccinations'''||'''Insurance'''||
||Matthew Garrett ||Yes ||YF || not yet ||
||JonathanMcDowell ||Yes ||dip,tet,typh,hepA,YF done ||NU, TRS154056835 ||
||SteveMcIntyre ||Yes ||diph,typ,hepA,yf done||not yet ||
||Scott James Remnant||Yes ||hepA done, diph/tet up to date anyway, no typh or YF || Barclays 7365FQ23346 ||
||Daniel Silverstone ||Yes ||dip/tet done, YF Done, hepA typh polio done|| not yet ||
||Colin Watson ||Yes ||dip,tet,hepA,YF done||not yet ||
||'''Name''' ||'''Insurance'''||'''Passport number'''||'''Contact number'''||
||Matthew Garrett ||NU, TRS154261836 ||023613751||01223 312956 Sian ||
||JonathanMcDowell ||NU, TRS154056835 ||018420189||028 302 69653 Parents ||
||SteveMcIntyre ||NU, TRA 154210162 ||037611401|| 01942 833605 Mum ||
||Scott James Remnant||Barclays 7365FQ23346 ||039800395|| 01273 595203 Mum ||
||Daniel Silverstone ||NU, TRS154059147 ||039120786|| 01353 741429 Rob, 01437 720389 Parents ||
||Colin Watson ||NU, TRA154211206 ||022727594|| 01223 356412 Housemates ||
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Steve: I've booked a large taxi for us from my place to Heathrow and back. That'll cost about 100 quid each way in total.

Steve: I've rung up to confirm flights. There was just a call-centre phone system for confirmation, with no way to ask for seat assignments.

== 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.

== Visas ==

As UK citizens, we don't need a visa to enter the country '''provided''' the trip is for tourism only. If you don't have one, make sure you answer "No" if they ask you whether you're there on business.

== 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.

= 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
   * 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
 * 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
 * Power in POA is likely to be 127v/60Hz in north-american physical form. Some 220v supplies exist. If you need anything which isn't switch-mode to work, you'll need to find a power converter. Check things like your mobile phone chargers...

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:



Passport number

Contact number

Matthew Garrett

NU, TRS154261836


01223 312956 Sian


NU, TRS154056835


028 302 69653 Parents


NU, TRA 154210162


01942 833605 Mum

Scott James Remnant

Barclays 7365FQ23346


01273 595203 Mum

Daniel Silverstone

NU, TRS154059147


01353 741429 Rob, 01437 720389 Parents

Colin Watson

NU, TRA154211206


01223 356412 Housemates

1.2. Flight times (all in local time)




Flight time

Flight number

LHR 2004-05-24 19:00 (+0100)

CDG 2004-05-24 21:10 (+0200)


BMI-BD 183

CDG 2004-05-24 22:30 (+0200)

GRU 2004-05-25 05:40 (-0500)


RG 8721

GRU 2004-05-25 08:40 (-0500)

POA 2004-05-25 10:10 (-0500)


RG 8721




Flight time

Flight number

POA 2004-06-03 19:20 (-0500)

GRU 2004-06-03 20:55 (-0500)


RG 8720

GRU 2004-06-03 22:20 (-0500)

CDG 2004-06-04 14:40 (+0100)


RG 8720

CDG 2004-06-04 16:35 (+0200)

LHR 2004-06-04 16:40 (+0100)


BMI-BD 180

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