Health Alert: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warns individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to COVID-19 (April 6, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (April 6, 2020) Location:  Brazil Event:  Health Alert The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warns individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to COVID-19. Cyber actors may send emails with malicious attachments or fraudulent websites. The best source of authoritative information on COVID-19 is the Centers for Disease Control’s website (CDC).  U.S. citizens in Brazil can also …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (April 5, 2020)

Location: Brazil Event: Brazil has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country and has declared a state of emergency to fight the pandemic. The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia would like to inform U.S. citizens in Brazil that the Brazilian Health Ministry has developed an app for iOS and Android called Coronavirus – SUS. The app …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (April 04, 2020)

Location: Brazil Event: Health Alert Brazil has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in all 26 states and the Federal District, and the largest number of confirmed cases in South and Central America.  Brazil has declared a national emergency at the federal level and most Brazilian states as well as the Federal District have declared statewide public …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (April 03, 2020)

Location: Brazil Event: Health Alert International commercial flight options currently exist in Brazil.  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.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Brazil at this time.  Actions …

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Message To U.S. Citizens:  IRS COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments

April 1st, 2020 The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced on March 30, 2020 that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil

Location: Brazil Event:  Brazil has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in all 26 states and the Federal District, and the largest number of confirmed cases in South and Central America.  As of March 30, 2020, Brazil has implemented a 30-day ban on all foreigners entering Brazil by air with limited exceptions for those that fall into one of the categories  here .  Brazil closed …

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Message for US Citizens: Commercial Flights in Brazil

Per the State Department’s Global Level Four Health Alert, U.S. citizens who live in the United States and are traveling temporaily overseas should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  U.S. citizens who live abroad should avoid all international travel.  

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Enroll in STEP

March 29, 2020 Smart Traveler Enrollment Program The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.   Assistance: United States Embassy and Consulates in Brazil: United States Embassy and Consulates in Brazil:  U.S. …

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Health Alert: CDC COVID-19 Pandemic Notice – Global Level 3 Alert – Avoid Nonessential Travel

Health Alert: CDC COVID-19 Pandemic Notice – Global Level 3 Alert – Avoid Nonessential Travel March 28, 2020 Location: Worldwide Event: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an alert which recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential international travel due to widespread ongoing global transmission COVID-19. Older adults and people of any age with serious …

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COVID-19 Information

The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Updated March 25, 2020 Information on COVID-19 at CDC’s website:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Country-Specific Information: Brazil is experiencing widespread ongoing transmission of a respiratory illness caused by the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19). Specific information related to …

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Health Alert (March 28, 2020)

Health Alert U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil March 28, 2020 Location: Brazil Event: On March 27, Brazil announced the closure of its borders, beginning on March 30, 2020 for 30 days, to individuals arriving by air who do not fall into one of the following categories: Brazilian citizens, born or naturalized Permanent residents of Brazil Foreign …

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Health Alert (03/27/2020)

PLEASE REFER TO LATEST UPDATES  HERE Health Alert U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil March 27, 2020 Location: Brazil Event: Brazil has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country and has declared a state of emergency to fight the pandemic. The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia would like to inform U.S. citizens in Brazil that the Brazilian Health Ministry …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil

PLEASE REFER TO LATEST UPDATES  HERE Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil March 27, 2020 Location: Brazil Event: U.S. Embassy Brasilia has confirmed media reports of criminals posing as public health workers and police to assault individuals and residences. Do not open the door to your residence to speak with any individual whose visit you are …

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Health Alert (March 26, 2020)

PLEASE REFER TO LATEST UPDATES  HERE U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil March 26, 2020 Location: Brazil Event: Brazil has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country. U.S. citizens who live in the United States (i.e. are travelling temporarily overseas) should arrange for immediate return home or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. On March …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Commercial Flights in Brazil

PLEASE REFER TO LATEST UPDATES  HERE Per the State Department’s Global Level Four Health Alert, U.S. citizens who live in the United States, and are temporarily overseas, should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.    The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia would like to inform U.S. citizens in Brazil who plan to return to the United States that some regularly …

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Message for U.S. Citizens:  Commercial Flight Options Departing Brazil

PLEASE REFER TO LATEST UPDATES  HERE Message for U.S. Citizens:  Commercial Flight Options Departing Brazil as of March 24, 2020    Per the State Department’s  Global Level Four Health Alert , U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.    The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia would like to inform U.S. citizens in Brazil that some regularly scheduled commercial flight options remain available departing Brazil for the United States but we expect this number to decrease.  U.S. …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel (03/19)

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.

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Notice on Silver Shadow cruise ship

March 19   We are continuing to work actively with local Brazilian authorities, our United States government partners, and Silversea Cruises and its parent company Royal Caribbean, to facilitate the return of all U.S. citizen passengers aboard the Silver Shadow to the United States. We established direct communication with U.S. citizens aboard the Silver Shadow shortly after their arrival in Recife, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil

Location:  Brazil Event:  Effective March 17, American Citizens Services will offer emergency services only for U.S. citizens in Brazil.  Routine services not related to safety, such as passport renewals without imminent travel, are not considered emergencies and will not be scheduled at this time. For U.S. citizens who currently have appointments scheduled March 17 or …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil

Location:  Brazil Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 100,000 reported cases worldwide. The government of Brazil has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be …

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Health Alert: Alcohol Poisoning from Backer Beer

 United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Health Alert: Alcohol Poisoning from Backer Beer January 23, 2020 Location:  Brazil, country-wide Event: Due to deaths and illness from suspected poisoning, the Ministry of Agriculture ordered Backer Brewery to cease production of its following brands: Belorizontina, Capixaba, Capitão Senra, Pele Vermelha, Fargo 46, Backer Pilsen, Brown, Backer D2, Corleone, and …

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Health Alert: Dengue in Brazil

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Health Alert: Dengue in Brazil November 7, 2019 Location: Brazil, country-wide Event: Dengue is an ongoing risk in Brazil. After low numbers of dengue cases in 2017-18, Brazil has already recorded more cases in 2019 (1,439,471 as of September 11) than occurred in either of those outbreak years. Public health …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Porto Alegre, Brazil

Subject: Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Porto Alegre, Brazil (August 12, 2019) Location: Esquina Democratica in the Centro Historico of Porto Alegre Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, beginning at 5 pm local time and lasting until midnight.  The demonstration intends to protest policies of the federal government. Spontaneous demonstrations …

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Weather Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (June 13, 2019)

Weather Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (June 13, 2019) https://br.usembassy.gov/ Location: Recife Event:  Due to the impact of heavy rains and high tides, U.S. Consulate General Recife will suspend operations at 2:30 PM on Thursday, June 13.  We will have limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens. Actions to Take: Monitor local …

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Weather Alert – United States Mission to Brazil

Location:  Rio de Janeiro Event:  Meteorologists predict a severe storm, with extremely strong winds and significant rains, will hit Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, February 13.  U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro will reduce staff Wednesday due to this weather event. We will have limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens. Actions to …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Advisory Update February 6, 2019

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens:  Travel Advisory Update February 6, 2019. On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, the Department of State updated the Travel Advisory.  The text below reflects the latest report and can also be found at www.travel.state.gov. Exercise increased caution in Brazil due to crime.  Some areas have increased risk. Read the …

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Security Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (January 11, 2019)

Security Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (January 11, 2019) Location: State of Ceará, Brazil Event: The U.S. Mission to Brazil advises U.S. citizens of heightened gang-related criminal activity and enhanced police presence in the state of Ceará.  Criminal attacks against buses, banks, businesses, public buildings, and infrastructure in Fortaleza and in over 40 …

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Routine Message – Availability of Consular Services – United States Embassy and Consulates in Brazil

Event: The U.S. Embassy, Consulates, Consular Agencies, and Applicant Service Centers in Brazil will be closed on December 24-25 and will reopen for all routine and emergency consular services during standard operating hours starting December 26 and until further notice.  The U.S. government lapse in appropriations will not affect the provision of these services at this …

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Routine Message for U.S. Citizens:  Closing of U.S. Embassy and Consulates throughout Brazil on December 24, 2018

President Trump has declared Monday, December 24, 2018, a holiday in the United States. The U.S. federal government, including the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, and all U.S. consulates and other offices/agencies in Brazil will close on December 24, 2018. Closed on Monday, December 24, 2018: U.S. Embassy Brasilia U.S. Consulate Porto Alegre U.S. Consulate General …

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Security Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (December 14, 2018)

Location: Abadiânia Event: Brazilian authorities are investigating allegations of sexual misconduct involving the Casa de Dom Inácio de Loyola and its leader Joao Teixeira de Faria (a.k.a. John of God).  Media report several hundred women have made complaints to local authorities. Actions to Take: Contact Brazilian law enforcement and the U.S. Embassy or a U.S. Consulate …

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Security Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (October 22, 2018)

Security Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (October 22, 2018) Location: Brasilia Event: During the early morning hours on Monday, October 22, a group of individuals detonated an explosive device in an automated teller machine (ATM) at Pier 21, a local shopping center in Brasilia. After detonating the device, the individuals exchanged gunfire with local …

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Security Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (May 24, 2018)

Location: Brazil Event: The Brazilian truckers’ association strike is disrupting normal fuel and goods distribution throughout Brazil. Cities in the interior of Brazil located further from refining and food distribution centers are likely to be more impacted than others. The Brazilian government is engaged in meetings to resolve the strike. Once resolved, it could take …

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Security Alert – United States Mission to Brazil (April 6, 2018): Porto Alegre

A sizable protest, with potential for violence, is planned for today, Friday April 6 in Porto Alegre. The demonstration is being organized in response to the recent legal proceedings involving former President Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva, and will take place at Esquina Democratica – beginning at 5:00 p.m. and possibly going until midnight.  Other …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport Fee Increase Effective April 2, 201

Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport Fee Increase Effective April 2, 2018 United States Mission to Brazil- March 15, 2018 br.usembassy.gov Important notice: Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35 for U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, including first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants …

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 Demonstration Alert: SUSPENSION OF REGULAR SERVICES TO U.S. CITIZENS AND CANCELLATION OF VISA APPOINTMENTS on  MARCH 5, 2018

Demonstration Alert: Suspension of regular services to U.S. Citizens and Cancellation of Visa Appointments  on  March 5, 2018 U.S. Consulate Sao Paulo March 4, 2018  Demonstration Alert U. S. Consulate Sao Paulo   Location: U.S. Consulate Sao Paulo — Sao Paulo, Brazil.   Event: The Consulate has been notified of a demonstration that will take place, at the …

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Reminder to exercise precautions in yellow fever-affected areas

As advised in our message of January 24, there has been a resurgence in human cases of yellow fever in various regions of Brazil, including the Sao Paulo city and state.  At this time, we are joining authorities in monitoring the situation in the Santo Amaro neighborhood of Sao Paulo, where the U.S. Consulate is …

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Health Alert – U. S. Mission to Brazil (February 2, 2018)

Health Alert – U. S. Mission to Brazil (February 2, 2018)   Location: Wenceslau Guimarães in Bahia State Event:  Brazilian public health officials have reported an outbreak of locally-transmitted malaria in the town of Wenceslau Guimarães in Bahia State. Accordingly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued a Level 2 alert for …

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Health Alert: U. S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (January 24, 2018)

Following a resurgence in human cases of yellow fever, the Government of Brazil recently extended the areas where vaccination is recommended and has initiated intensive vaccination campaigns in major cities in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Bahia. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization …

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As of September 10, the Alto de Pinheiros ASC will transfer its operations to Vila Mariana

São Paulo, September 1st, 2017 – The U.S. Mission to Brazil informs that, as of Sunday, September 10, operations at the Applicant Service Center (ASC) in Alto de Pinheiros, São Paulo, will be transferred to the Vila Mariana unit at Avenida José Maria Whitaker, 370, São Paulo. The transfer will allow the U.S. Mission to concentrate its services in a single …

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