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 go to the Brazilian Ministry of Health for specific COVID-19 information to Brazil. 

The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia encourages all U.S. citizens in Brazil to enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security and health updates.  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. 

Actions to Take:

United States Embassy and Consulates 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  
E-mail: BrasiliaACS@state.gov  

Embassy Branch Office in Belo Horizonte
Avenida do Contorno, 4520 / 2nd floor – Funcionários
Belo Horizonte, MG – 30110-028
Telephone: +55 (31) 3338-4000
E-mail:  BrasiliaACS@state.gov   

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
Email: RecifeACS@state.gov   
  
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  
Email:  ACSRio@state.gov  
  
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  
E-mail:SaoPauloACS@state.gov     

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
Email:  PortoalegreACS@state.gov   

For further information:  

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