You need to purchase your flight, book your hotel room, and provide an invitation letter from the MOBILIZE Team before beginning your visa application.
Please review the all country visa policy for global visa requirements. The Brazilian government has decided to unilaterally waive the visitor visa requirement for national of the following countries, from 17 June 2019, Australia, Japan, Canada, and United States.
If you require an invitation letter as part of your visa application, please contact Nora.Pena@itdp.org.
It is recommended to have the Yellow Fever vaccination, although the summit venue is located outside the Yellow Fever zone. Please visit this page for more information.
The largest hub for international flights in Brazil is Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) in São Paulo, followed by Galeão International Airport (GIG) in Rio de Janeiro. Majority of attendees will need to transfer in São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro to reach Fortaleza.
We recommend that you stay in the City Center where you will find a range of hotels that fit any budget. Although hotels may advertise English speaking staff, be aware that English is less commonly spoken in the region. Our hotel suggestions include: Hotel Gran Marquis, Hotel Luceiros, Mareiro Hotel, and Hotel Gran Mareiro (this is our conference hotel).
Exchange rate: 1 USD = 4.15 BRL (as of 9 Sept 18). There are ATM machines at the airport and all banks, although the banks are closed on Sunday. Credit cards are accepted at most establishments.
Fortaleza Pinto Martins Airport (FOR)
Av. Senador Carlos Jereissati, 3.000- Bairro Serrinha
There are currency exchange counters upon exiting baggage claim and Bradesco, Itaú, Santander, and Banco 24 horas e Banco do Brasil ATMs are located in the airport terminal on the 1st floor.
TBD. Check back around May 2019 for updates.
We recommend using Airport Transfer Coopaero. Uber is available in Fortaleza but the local taxi service appears to be more reliable for tourists.
Note: Be sure to exchange your money to Brazilian Real first as you will have to pay the taxi driver directly in cash.
An airport taxi from the airport to the city center costs around 15-25 USD.
The airport is 8 km or 5.6 miles away from the city center, which is a 20-30 minute drive.
Hailed taxis and airport taxi do not accept credit cards. Uber operates in Fortaleza as an alternative.
June falls within the rainy season in Fortaleza. Average temperatures are:
The air is clear but can feel extremely humid and muggy around mid-day.
In Brazil, the power sockets are type N. The standard voltage is 110/220V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz. For more info, click here.
It is not safe to drink from the tap. It is advised to use bottled water for drinking and brushing at all times.
Brazilian cuisine is both unique and widely varied. Northeastern dishes are heavily influenced by Amerindian, Portuguese, and African cultures, including a variety of seafood, grilled meats, casseroles, and fresh fruits and vegetables. There are limited vegetarian options available while dining out. We will provide recommendations as they arise via our summit mobile application.
Hospital Monte Klinikum
Rua República do Líbano, 747 – Meireles, Fortaleza – CE, 60160-140, Brazil
Phone: +55 85 4012-0012
MOBILIZE will be held at the Gran Mareiro Hotel – Fortaleza – Rua Oswaldo Araújo, 100 – Praia do Futuro I, Fortaleza – CE, 60177-325, Brazil.
Business casual for the conference, casual for site visits, and optional festive for the reception.
The conference will be held primarily in English. We will accommodate English to Portuguese and Portuguese to English simultaneous translation during some sessions.
Wi-Fi will be made available at the conference venue, although speed and connections may be inconsistent. Free Wi-Fi is limited in Brazil. We will do our best to provide physical addresses and static maps for all event locations offline through our mobile app upon release.