Message for U.S. Citizens: Resources for the Olympics/Paralympics 2016

With just two months until the start of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the U.S. Mission to Brazil is helping U.S. citizens prepare for a safe and successful stay in Rio de Janeiro and throughout Brazil.  We invite you to explore and share the following resources containing essential travel information for visitors and residents:

Olympics Fact Sheet: The latest travel information about Brazil specially designed for Olympics/Paralympics travelers, including details about the Brazilian visa waiver, health and safety precautions, event tickets, and more.

American Citizen Services webpage: Information about services the Embassy and Consulates offer to U.S. citizens, including security and travel information.

ACS Olympics Brochure: Print out this convenient brochure to have important American Citizen Services information on-hand while you’re traveling.

And for the latest updates, connect with U.S. Mission Brazil on social media:

USinRio Facebook Event: Let us know you’re coming to Brazil for the Olympics/Paralympics! Add your “RSVP” so you’ll have the latest news on the Games.

@USCitsBrazil on Twitter: Follow Mission Brazil’s Twitter for U.S. citizens living and traveling in Brazil.

#USinRio Blog: All the practical (and fun!) details you need for your Olympics journey.

Mission Brazil and Consulate General Rio de Janeiro Facebook pages: Follow the U.S. Mission’s Facebook pages for the latest Olympics news and security updates.

USinRio Smartphone App: All the essential information you need to stay safe, plan your journey, and contact us during your time in Brazil.  Available now for Android devices and in the Apple Store.

SMS Notifications: If you would like to receive important messages from U.S. Mission Brazil on your phone during your stay, send a message from your U.S. or local phone number to  The service will terminate after the conclusion of the Olympic Games.

These resources are designed to keep U.S. citizens informed and safe during the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  We encourage you to use and share them with friends and family visiting or residing in Brazil.

Let the Games begin!

American Citizen Services
U.S. Mission Brazil

U.S. Embassy Brasilia
SES – Av. das Nações, Quadra 801, Lote 03
70403-900 – Brasília, DF
Phone: (61) 3312-7000
After-Hours Emergencies: (61) 3312-7400

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 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
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

For further information:

  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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