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Travel tips for football fans visiting Brazil

12th June 2014 Print

With thousands of football fans about to jet off to Brazil, Scott Gorman, Head of Sainsbury’s Travel Insurance says:

“If you are planning the trip of a lifetime, like visiting Brazil, we would encourage you to make sure that you have a good travel insurance policy in place. Brazil does not provide free access to medical care and the cost of treatment can be expensive.”
Some travel money tips from Sainsbury's Bank: 
Before you go:

Tell your bank and credit card provider(s) that you are travelling abroad; this will prevent genuine transactions being queried by your bank.

Shop around for a competitive rate of exchange for your spending money. Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Money offers great rates, available online, via telephone or at one its 144 Travel Money bureaux.
While you’re away:

Where possible, refrain from carrying large sums of cash when you are out and keep currency and other personal documents like your passport locked away in the hotel safe. For added security, consider a pre-paid currency card such as a Sainsbury’s Bank Cash Passport, as if it is lost or stolen, the card issuer can deactivate the card and protect your money.

Always be aware of what’s going on around you when you are withdrawing money from an ATM and cover your PIN. If possible, try to use machines inside banks when withdrawing money.
Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Money is provided by Travelex. Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Insurance is administered by FirstAssist Insurance Services, which is a trading style of Cigna Insurance Services (Europe) Limited.