Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil  

October 15, 2020  

Location: Brazil  

Event Several state authorities across Brazil have announced the dates of their annual prisoner visitation release known as “Saidão” (the big exit), during which some prisoners will be temporarily released during this period to visit family for the holidays.  Brazilian authorities caution that crimes such as theft, assault and home burglaries may increase this time of year.  We encourage all U.S. citizens in Brazil to exercise security precautions and situational awareness at all times.  In the Federal District, the announced dates of the 2020 Saidão are:  

  • October 30th to November 3rd  
  • November 17th to November 24th  
  • December 21st to December 28th 

While these dates will vary from state to state, prisoner release schedules throughout the country are expected to follow the same general timeframe.  

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