United States Consulate General in Recife, Brazil
Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Policy Changes in Recife for U.S. Personnel
November 03, 2017
In light of crime on public buses in Recife, the Consulate General in Recife is restricting Americans who work for the U.S. Mission to Brazil and their families, and members of household from using public buses operating in Recife and the regional metropolitan area. Recife’s regional metropolitan area includes the cities of Abreu e Lima, Araçoiaba, Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Igarassu, Ilha de Itamaracá, Ipojuca, Itapissuma, Jaboatão dos Guararapes, Moreno, Olinda, Paulista, and São Lourenço da Mata.
Additionally, the Consulate is restricting Americans who work for the U.S. Mission to Brazil and their families, and members of household from walking after dark on Pina Beach, located in the northern part of Boa Viagem. This restriction covers the sandy areas of Pina Beach starting at Dona Benvinda de Farias Street and ending at Brasilia Teimosa neighborhood. Pina’s proximity to sand dunes, thick vegetation, and other unlit and visually obstructed areas pose greater vulnerability to crime than other open beach areas along Boa Viagem.
Both of these new policies will go into effect immediately.
While these policy changes only affect U.S. citizens working officially for the U.S. Mission to Brazil, we remind all U.S. citizens that security incidents can happen at any time and to be aware of your surroundings.
The Consulate General in Recife and the U.S. Mission to Brazil take pride in a strong and constructive relationship with our official Brazilian partners and will continue to work alongside municipal and state authorities to address our shared security concerns.
If you require assistance, contact the Consulate using the information below:
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 Email: RecifeACS@state.gov
For further information:
- 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.
- 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).