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

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


Daniel Silverstone


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

not yet

Colin Watson


dip,tet,hepA done, YF pending

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).

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