Security Message for U.S. citizens: Travel to Rio Grande do Norte

As the security situation in Rio Grande do Norte state (RN) improves, the travel restriction for U.S. government personnel to RN is lifted effective April 1, 2023.

See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Brazil Country Specific Information. 

Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.   

Contact the U.S. Consulate General Recife located at Rua Gonçalves Maia, 163, Boa Vista, Recife, Pernambuco, 50070-125, Brazil at +55-81-3416-3050, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +55-81-99916-9470. Email:
Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).    

Actions to Take: 

  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Remain aware of your surroundings and maintain a low profile.
  • Monitor local news stations for updates.
  • Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.   

Traveler’s Checklist:
Department of State on Facebook and Twitter
U.S. Embassy in Brasilia Facebook and Twitter