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.
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