Safety tips for traveling in Brazil
Brazil has a certain reputation for being unsafe and violent. Although the country is relatively safe, we recomend you follow these basic safety tips.
Maintain a low profile. Avoid advance publicity concerning travel plans, and keep personal itineraries on a ”need to know” basis.
Never leave luggage unattended anywhere, as thefts and tampering have been reported in virtually every region of Brazil.
Dress casually while traveling abroad, and try to look like the ”average tourist” rather than an affluent businessperson
Leave expensive belongings inside your baggage and in a hotel safe or at home, and keep the hotel key with you at all times.
Avoid walking around at night and privileged taxi transportation.
Only use official taxis and never negotiate your route.
Health advice to make the best out of your trip to Brazil
Even if there are no mandatory vaccines to enter Brazil, we strongly recommend that your regular vaccines are up-to-date. It is also recommended to get vaccinated against yellow fever, rabbies and diphteria.
Unfortunately, Brazil is still struggling with malaria, dengue and chikungunya in certain regions. It is recommended to be extra cautious and protect yourself against mosquito bites, especially when traveling in forested areas.
Even if the water is drinkable, we recommend you drink mineral (bottled) water to avoid any potential problems.
Brazil is currently experiencing one of the most dry periods of its existence, be careful not to unecessarily waste water.
When you need information turn exclusively to the police or local shops. Do not ask random people on the street.
In case of aggression or robbing do not resist, hand over your belongings and do not try to chase your attacker
Make notarized copies of your Identification Documents and leave them inside your baggage in a hotel safe or at home
In case of emergency turn to the Police or to your country's official reprensentation
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