Alert: Brazilian Presidential Inauguration

The presidential inauguration will take place on January 1, 2023. Large crowds are expected to gather across the country, particularly in the capital, Brasilia, where the official ceremony will take place. Due to the large crowds expected in Central Brasilia for inauguration events, citizens are encouraged to avoid the area if not participating.   

Following the election result in October, demonstrations and road blockades occurred across the country. There is an ongoing risk that such protests could occur again around the inauguration and traffic is expected to be very heavy due to police check points and road closures.  United States citizens are reminded that rallies and protests can turn violent and directed to review the Brazil Country Information Page and closely monitor local news sources. 


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

U.S. Consulate General Recife 
Rua Gonçalves Maia, 163. Bairro Boa Vista 
Recife, PE – 50.070-060 
Phone: (81) 3416-3050 
After-Hours Emergencies: (81) 99916-9470 or (81) 3416-3060 

U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro 
Av. Presidente Wilson, 147 Castelo 
Rio de Janeiro, RJ – 20030-020 
Entrance at Rua Santa Luzia