Health Alert: Brazilian Ministry of Health COVID-19 Information Resources

Health Alert U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (April 16, 2020) 

Location: Brazil 

Event: Brazilian Ministry of Health COVID-19 Information Resources  

The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia would like to inform U.S. citizens in Brazil that the Brazilian Health Ministry has made available free WhatsApp resources for individuals to learn more about COVID-19:  

  • (61) 9938-0031: a WhatsApp resource that answers questions related to COVID-19 in Brazil.  More information can be found at the Ministry of Health’s website here.  
  • (61) 99289-4640: a WhatsApp resource to combat fake news and for individuals to check whether COVID-19 information received via social media is correct or not.  More information can be found at the Ministry of Health’s website here. 

These resources are in addition to the Coronavirus-SUS app which provides information about COVID-19 and virtual screening tools.  

U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  International commercial flight options currently exist in Brazil.  The U.S. government does not currently anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Brazil. 

Actions to Take:  

  • Visit the Brazilian Ministry of Health’s website for more information. 
  • Download the Coronavirus-SUS app  



  • Dial 192 for emergency services in Brazil if you have severe symptoms such as difficulty breathing.   

 Other Resources: 


United States Embassy and Consulates General in Brazil:  

U.S. Embassy Brasilia 
SES – Av. das Nações, Quadra 801, Lote 03 
Brasília, DF – 70403-900 
Phone: (61) 3312-7000 
After-Hours Emergencies: (61) 3312-7400 

Embassy Branch Office in Belo Horizonte
Avenida do Contorno, 4520 / 2nd floor – Funcionários
Belo Horizonte, MG – 30110-028
Telephone: +55 (31) 3338-4000 

U.S. Consulate General Recife 
Rua Goncalves Maia, 163 Bairro Boa Vista
Recife, PE – 50.070-060 
Phone: (81) 3416-3050 
After-Hours Emergencies: (81) 99916-9470  
U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro 
Av. Presidente Wilson, 147 Castelo  
Rio de Janeiro, RJ — 20030-020  
Entrance at Rua Santa Luzia 
Phone: (21) 3823-2000 
After-Hours Emergencies: (21) 3823-2029 
U.S. Consulate General São Paulo 
Rua Henri Dunant, 500, 
Chácara Santo Antonio, 
São Paulo, SP — 04709-110 
Phone: (11) 3250-5000 
After-Hours Emergencies: (11) 3250-5373 

U.S. Consulate General Porto Alegre
Avenida Assis Brasil, 1889 Passo d’Areia
Porto Alegre, RS – 91350-110
Phone: 51-3345-6000
After-Hours Emergencies: 51-3345-6000

For further information: 

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