U.S. Mission to Brazil Live Stream Event on Voting Overseas – September 14

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates General in Brazil will host a live stream event on Monday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m. Brasilia time where Voting Assistance Officers will give a presentation on absentee voting from overseas and discuss how U.S. citizens can register to vote and cast a ballot in the upcoming election.  There will also be an opportunity ask questions about voting overseas.

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Update on Lawful Permanent Resident Status during COVID-19 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (September 2, 2020)  Location:  Brazil  Event: Update on Lawful Permanent Resident Status during COVID-19  Despite the travel complexities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) may still lose their resident status if they are outside the United States for more than a year. LPR status permits …

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Health Alert: Extension of Brazil Travel Restrictions on Land and Sea Borders 

Health Alert: August 27, 2020 Location:  Brazil Event:  Extension of Brazil Travel Restrictions on Land and Sea Borders Effective August 26, Brazil extended the restrictions on entry of foreigners by land (unless for transit) and sea, through at least September 24.  The entry of foreign visitors traveling by air is currently permitted. The August 26 …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: Update to the Brazil Travel Advisory

On August 6 the Department of State updated the Travel Advisory for Brazil.    Please see the Travel Advisory below:  Do not travel to Brazil due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Brazil due to crime. Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory.  

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Health Alert – Updated Brazil Travel Decree/Lifting of Air Entry Restrictions

Effective July 29, Brazil updated its decree to allow entry of foreign visitors traveling by air.  However, Brazil has extended for an additional 30 days the entry of foreigners by land (unless for transit) and sea (through at least August 28).

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil

Location: Brazil Event: Emergency passport Renewals The U.S. Embassy and Consulates General in Brazil continue to offer only emergency services for U.S. citizens in Brazil. Routine services not related to safety, such as passport renewals without imminent travel and notarial services, are not considered emergencies and will not be scheduled at this time. We will …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (June 26, 2020)

Location: Brazil Event: Travel Update Health Alert Commercial flights between the United States and Brazil continue to run on a regular basis. As flights are subject to change, please contact airlines directly for the most current schedule information. We continue to encourage U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States to make commercial …

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Brazil Extends Border Closure to July 5

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (June 21, 2020) Location:  Brazil Event:  Extension of Brazil’s Border Closures On June 20, Brazil extended the decree that foreigners are banned from entering the country by air, land, and sea for 15 days (through July 5).  This is an extension of previous border closures.  Those in the following categories are …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (June 19, 2020)

Location:  Brazil Event:  Health Alert The U.S. Embassy and Consulates General in Brazil continue to offer only emergency services for U.S. citizens in Brazil.  Routine services not related to safety, such as passport renewals without imminent travel ​​and notarial services, are not considered emergencies and will not be scheduled at this time.  We will resume operations in …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (June 12, 2020)

Location:  Brazil Event:  Health Alert Although both the United States and Brazil have restricted the entry of some foreigners as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic (see below), at this time commercial flights between the United States and Brazil continue to run on a regular basis.  As flights are subject to change, please contact airlines …

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Health Alert: Extension of Brazil’s Border Closures

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (May 26, 2020) Location:  Brazil Event:  Extension of Brazil’s Border Closures On May 22, Brazil decreed that foreigners are banned from entering the country by air, land, and sea for 30 days (through June 21).  This is an extension of previous border closures.  Those in the following categories are exempt: Brazilian …

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Health Alert: Travel Restrictions to Enter the U.S. – Updated Entry into Effect: May 26 at 11:59 EDT

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (May 25, 2020) Location:  Brazil Event:  Travel Restrictions to Enter the United States – Update to Entry into Effect Date to 11:59 EDT May 26 Entry is suspended, per Presidential Proclamation, of foreign nationals of all nationalities, including Brazilians, who were present in Brazil within 14 days prior to their arrival …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 and Dengue Precautions

Location: Brazil Event: COVID-19 and Dengue Precautions This health alert provides health information from the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia’s Health Unit regarding a frequently asked COVID-19 question as well as information on seasonal dengue preventive measures. Can COVID-19 be spread through food (such as in a restaurant or take out)? Coronaviruses are generally thought to …

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Message to U.S. Citizens:  FVAP Voting Resources

U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is tracking the impact of COVID-19 on U.S. citizens abroad, Service members, and their eligible family members, when voting absentee during the remainder of the 2020 election cycle. FVAP is in communication with state election offices, the Military Postal Service Agency and other federal agencies …

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Health Alert: IRS COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments

Location: Brazil Event: IRS COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments The U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have announced that distribution of Economic Impact Payments has begun and will be automatic for those who filed tax returns in 2018 or 2019.  Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file …

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Health Alert: Update on Immigrant Visa Appointments and Lawful Permanent Resident Status During COVID-19

Pursuant to U.S. Presidential Proclamation 11014, issued April 22, 2020, the entry into the United States of foreign nationals as immigrants was suspended as of 11:59 PM on April 23, 2020, for 60 days except for certain excepted categories.

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Health Alert – Commercial Flight Update – Increased Availability

Location: Brazil Event: Commercial Flight Update – Increased Availability Beginning May 1, U.S. bound commercial flights from Brazil are expected to increase to 13 flights per week.  Flights include daily service on United Airlines from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Houston (IAH) and flights on Azul from Campinas (VCP) twice per week to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) …

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Health Alert – Expanded Face Mask Requirements and CDC symptoms

Location: Worldwide/Brazil Event: Expanded Face Mask Requirements and CDC symptoms The following are new face mask requirements issued by Brazilian authorities.  This list is not exhaustive and is subject to change.  Please note that all U.S. Embassy and Consulate General Staff, as well as visitors, are required to wear face masks while on Mission grounds …

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Health Alert: Data Resources on COVID-19 in Brazil

Location:  Brazil Event:  Data Resources on COVID-19 in Brazil The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia closely follows developments in the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil and would like to share some credible COVID-19 data resources with U.S. citizens currently in Brazil for your own situational awareness. Covid Radar , a public-private partnership of more than 40 companies and organizations, provides …

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Health Alert – Some Brazilian Cities Require Face Coverings

Location:  Worldwide/Brazil Event:  Some Brazilian Cities to Start Requiring Face Masks Please note that some cities in Brazil, for example Belo Horizonte (effective April 22, 2020), Rio de Janeiro (effective April 23, 2020), and Salvador (effective April 24, 2020), are requiring facial coverings/masks. These policies are subject to change and local authorities in other cities may take …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (April 20, 2020)

Location: Brazil Event: Commercial Flight Update There are currently 9 U.S. bound flights from Brazil per week. Flights include daily service on United Airlines from Sao Paulo (GRU) and flights on Azul from Campinas (VCP) once per week to Fort Lauderdale and once per week to Orlando.  These flights are subject to change and may …

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Health Alert: CDC Prevention Guidance for Facial Coverings (April 13, 2020)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance that now recommends people wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. 

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Health Alert: Status of Passport Applications (April 8, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil (April 8, 2020) Location:  Brazil Event:  Status of Passport Applications  In response to public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, on March 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of State began limiting its passport operations.  Effective March 17, 2020 only emergency American Citizen Services are available at the U.S. Embassy …

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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

Last updated:  09/10/2020 Country Specific Information: Brazil continues to experience high daily case numbers of COVID-19 with varying degrees of incidence throughout the country. Brazil remains at a Level 4 Travel Advisory (Do Not Travel) due to COVID-19. Grocery stores are currently well-stocked and services are expected to increase in the coming weeks. U.S.-Brazil commercial flight …

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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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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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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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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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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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Improvements to Safety and Security Information

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Message for U.S. Citizens:  Improvements to Safety and Security Information January 3, 2018   On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Security and Personal Security Best Practices

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Security and Personal Security Best Practices As the holiday season approaches, we would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone about effective personal security practices and pass along helpful tips.  This is also a good time to get familiarized with the State Department’s recently updated and redesigned travel website  and review …

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Security Policy Changes in Recife for U.S. Personnel

United States Consulate General in Recife, Brazil Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Policy Changes in Recife for U.S. Personnel br.usembassy.gov November 03, 2017 In light of crime on public buses in Recife, the Consulate General in Recife is restricting Americans who work for the U.S. Mission to Brazil and their families, and members of household …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zuzu Angel and Mascarenhas Tunnels currently closed

Security Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro riodejaneiro.usconsulate.gov Zuzu Angel and Mascarenhas Tunnels are currently shut down due to police operations. U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro has advised its personnel to avoid the area around those tunnels due to the current activity there. The Consulate takes this opportunity to remind you …

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Increased Criminal Activity in Parts of Sao Paulo

There have been several recent criminal incidents in the Sao Paulo neighborhood of Santo Amaro, particularly on Rua Belterra between the hours of midnight and 5:00 am.   No one was hurt in these incidents. Criminals may commit acts of violence if victims do not comply with their requests. Review your personal security plans, remain aware …

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Security message for U.S. Citizens: Increased crime on Corcovado hiking trails – July 7, 2017

Security Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro July7, 2017 Increased Crime on Corcovado Mountain Hiking Trails According to security authorities, there has been a steady increase in crime on and around mountain hiking trails, particularly since January 2017.  Based on this information, the Consulate is temporarily restricting access for its employees …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nationwide Protests

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens throughout Brazil of nationwide protests on April 28, 2017. Various labor unions and other groups organized a general strike and demonstrations against proposed reforms to the pension system and labor laws. According to the media, the general strike will disrupt airport operations, public …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Violence in Public Transportation March 30,2017

  U.S. Consulate General Recife, Brazil Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Violence in Public Transportation March 30, 2017  The U.S. Consulate General in Recife alerts U.S. citizens of an increase in criminal activity in public transportation in all northeastern states.  According to the media, in Pernambuco specifically, criminal activity in public transportation is 97.2 …

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Nationwide Demonstrations on Sunday, March 26, 2017

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nationwide Demonstrations on Sunday, March 26, 2017 U.S. Embassy Brasilia March 24, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens in Brazil that media reports and social networking sites indicate that numerous anti-corruption demonstrations are planned for Sunday, March 26, 2017, in cities throughout Brazil. U.S. citizens …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus Update (March 22, 2017)

United States Embassy in Brasilia Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Zika travel guidance, recommending that pregnant women not travel to any area where there is a risk of Zika virus infection.  For a world map of the Zika affected areas, please visit CDC’s interactive map . For …

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Security Situation in Vitoria, Espirito Santo February 7,2017

 The U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro alerts U.S. citizens to monitor local media and take adequate precautions if traveling in or near Vitoria, Espirito Santo.  Media reporting and social media postings indicate increased criminal activity in Vitoria and its greater metropolitan area.  News outlets are reporting the absence of local police on the …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Insel Air

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Insel Air U.S. Embassy Brasilia February 3, 2017   This message is to inform U.S. citizens that U.S. Consulate General Curaçao has temporarily prohibited U.S. Consulate Curacao personnel from flying on Insel Air.  The Consulate adopted this policy following an internal review of safety-related considerations.   You are receiving this message …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Yellow Fever in Brazil

Public health officials in Brazil suspect that a yellow fever outbreak centered in Minas Gerais has resulted in 550 suspected and 72 confirmed cases, and 40 confirmed deaths. Three of the deaths have been reported in neighboring Sao Paulo state, but were reportedly contracted in the endemic area.

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest and Police Action – 5 January 2017

A protest is occurring at Guanabara Palace (State Governor’s Mansion) in the Centro neighborhood. Separately, there are reports of a police operation in the Pavao-Pavaozinho community in Copacabana. Local authorities have exchanged gunfire with suspected criminals in Pavao-Pavaozinho and there are reports of injured persons. These events are not directed at U.S. citizens or other …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Political Demonstrations on December 4, 2016

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens in Brazil that demonstrations are planned throughout Brazil for December 4, 2016. Demonstrations are likely to occur in multiple cities.  Please see the end of this message for the latest list of potential protest sites.  Streets around demonstration areas will likely be …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Occurring in Brasilia

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Occurring in Brasilia November 29, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens that several unforeseen demonstrations are occurring on the Esplanada in Brasilia today, November 29, 2016.  According to reports from the Military Police, approximately 4,000 people have already gathered, and the …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Criminal Activity on Rio de Janeiro Beaches

United States Consulate General Rio de Janeiro The U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro reminds U.S. citizens to be alert and cautious while moving about in Rio de Janeiro, including while on the beaches. Groups of thieves who may be armed are known to sweep areas targeting victims (the local term for this activity …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Taxi Strikes near Olympic Venues on August 12, 2016

The U.S. Consulate General informs U.S. citizens that Rio de Janeiro’s local taxi drivers are protesting the use of ride sharing program UBER. The strike will take place the morning of Friday, August 12th in immediate vicinity of the Olympic Park. In past, these demonstrations have been peaceful. Previously, taxi drivers have conducted strikes during …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Political Demonstrations on Sunday, July 31, 2016

The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens in Brazil that several pro and counter impeachment demonstrations are planned throughout Brazil on July 31, 2016. The Embassy is aware of the following planned demonstrations: Brasilia: Esplanada dos Ministérios , beginning at 8:00 a.m. Rio de Janeiro: Avenida Atlântica near Posto 5, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Sao Paulo: Intersection of Avenida …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consulate Recife Early Closure 

Due to demonstrations planned to begin at 3 p.m. in the Boa Vista and downtown areas of Recife, the Consulate will be closing at 2 p.m. today, March 18, 2016, so that staff can avoid congestion on their transit home.  We recommend that all U.S. citizens avoid downtown Recife this afternoon. U.S. citizens should avoid protests and areas …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Recent Attacks at Ibirapuera Park 

The U.S. Consulate General in Sao Paulo alerts U.S. citizens traveling to and residing in Sao Paulo that, due to some recent violent attacks (including sexual assaults) at Ibirapuera Park, the U.S. Government has advised all Consulate personnel to avoid the park after dark. For further information: See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus Advisory

The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is upgrading its  advisories regarding the Zika Virus .  For general information about Zika, please visit the  CDC website .  To obtain Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) travel notices, call the  CDC  at 1-800- CDC -INFO  (1-800-232-4636 ) from within the United States, or  1-404-639-3534  from overseas or visit …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nationwide Political Protests on December

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Nationwide Political Protests on December 13, 2015 December 11, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens of nationwide political protests that are planned for Sunday, December 13 in multiple locations throughout Brazil. U.S. citizens should avoid protests and areas where large gatherings may …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Rio de Janeiro on September 26-27, 2015

Social media and news reports are tracking gatherings that could lead to conflicts in the Southern Zone ( Zona Sul) of Rio de Janeiro involving local criminal elements today, Saturday the 26th of September, and tomorrow, Sunday the 27th of September. According to media reports, law enforcement are preparing for a rally in Ipanema at 10am of …

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Nationwide Demonstrations on August 16, 2015

Demonstrations on August 16, 2015 United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Nationwide The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens to media reports of nationwide demonstrations planned for Sunday, August 16, 2015.  These demonstrations are being organized by various Brazilian groups.  Reports indicate that these protests will occur in multiple cities …

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Security Message for Rio de Janeiro on August 14, 2015

This message is an updated security notice to alert U.S. citizens of an unsubstantiated, non-anti-American threat that has been transmitted via social media by an alleged gang member.  The message notes that gangs may target transportation stations in the northern part of the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area during the peak pedestrian “rush” hours today, …

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Security Message for Rio de Janeiro on Aug 12, 2015

Security Message for U.S. Citizens in the greater Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area August 12, 2015 This message is to alert U.S. citizens to the recent police actions that culminated in the death of local drug gang leader.  Media reports that gang members have threatened reprisals against law enforcement officers.  Due to a possible increase in …

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Worldwide Caution on July 31, 2015

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Brazil July 31, 2015  The U.S. Mission to Brazil wishes to remind all U.S. citizens resident in or traveling to Brazil of the following general security information.  The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of …

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Nationwide Demonstrations On April 12, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens to media reports of nationwide demonstrations planned for Sunday, April 12, 2015.  Reports indicate that the protests will occur in most major cities throughout Brazil.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations and exercise caution …

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Nationwide Demonstrations On March 13 and March 15

The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens to media reports of nationwide demonstrations planned for Friday, March 13, and Sunday, March 15, 2015.  Reports indicate that the protests will occur in most major cities throughout Brazil. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of …

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