Health Alert: Ambassador Chapman’s Message to U.S Citizens in Brazil

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Brasilia (April 17, 2020)

Location:  Brazil

Event:  Ambassador Chapman’s Message to U.S Citizens in Brazil 

Recently arrived U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Todd Chapman discussed assistance and sources of information for U.S. citizens in Brazil during the global COVID-19 crisis in a personal video message on April 13.  Ambassador Chapman said:  “I can assure you that our team of over 1500 Brazilians and Americans at the U.S. Embassy and Consulates General in Brazil are working around the clock for you.  Our number one priority is the security and welfare of all U.S. citizens in Brazil.”  Ambassador Chapman also said:  “The United States and Brazil have a long and productive collaboration in health, and this relationship continues to combat COVID-19.  Together we will overcome this!” 

On March 19, the U.S. Department of State issued a Global Health Advisory Level 4, advising U.S. citizens who live abroad to avoid all international travel because of the impact of COVID-19.  U.S. citizens who live in the United States and are temporarily traveling overseas should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  Commercial flight options to and from the United States have been significantly reduced by air carriers, but a few routes remain available through São Paulo.

Actions to Take:

  • Tune in to Ambassador Chapman’s video message to U.S. Citizens
  • View the U.S. Embassy’s latest commercial flight update (will link once is out)
  • Get information about COVID-19 in Brazil at the  U.S. Embassy’s COVID-19 Fact Sheet
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on for the latest information regarding foreign countries’ quarantine requirements and other global impacts.


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

Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Brazil.

Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information on the disease.  For information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.


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:  

Note:  The timestamp on this e-mail message may reflect Washington, D.C. time, which may differ from local time.