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Last verified: Thursday, 19. September 2019 at 07:22 AM

Brazil Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Brazil is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.3 / 5

Travelling Brazil is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.3 / 5

Brazil shares a land border with 10 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Brazil), the Advisory Index is 2.3 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Venezuela (4.3), Colombia (2.6), Bolivia (2.3), Guyana (2.3), Peru (2.3), French Guiana (2), Paraguay (2), Suriname (1.7), Argentina with 1.5 and Uruguay with 1.5 (of 5).

Risk scoring history for Brazil

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Brazil.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Brazil from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.3 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise increased caution in Brazil due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Any areas within 150 km of Brazil’s land borders with Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and Paraguay due to crime. (Note: This does not apply to the Foz do Iguacu National Park ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/brazil-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Exercise increased caution in Brazil due to violent crime. 

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/brazil

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Malta

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The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese citizens travelling to Brazil to exercise caution. The general elections that took place in October brought an increased risk of political and social unrest, following the result, and tensions are particularly high in the border region with Venezuela, due to immigration-related disputes. Recent ...

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Brottslighet i storstäderna. Undvik demonstrationer. Undvik att röra dig ute efter mörkrets inbrott.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/BR

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/brazil

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Cyprus

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Vær til enhver tid opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed, når du rejser i Brasilien, især pga. risikoen for kriminalitet. De fleste danskere har dog ingen problemer under besøg i landet.

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/brasilien/

About Brazil

Brazil with its capital Brasília is a country in South America (South America), slightly smaller than the US (8,511,965 km²). The country is located Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. The climate can be described as mostly tropical, but temperate in south. The landscape is mostly flat to rolling lowlands in north; some plains, hills, mountains, and narrow coastal belt. With a population of about 191.91 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Brasília
Population about 191.91 million
Size 8.511.965 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than the US
Common languages English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Currency Real (short: BRL)
Common voltage (electricity) 110/220V - 60Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +55
Internet Top Level Domain .br
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 BR
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 BRA
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 76

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Brazil is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air and water pollution in Rio de Janeiro
  • and several other large cities
  • deforestation in Amazon Basin destroys the habitat and endangers a multitude of plant and animal species indigenous to the area
  • land degradation and water pollution caused by improper mining activities
  • Sao Paulo
  • severe oil spills
  • there is a lucrative illegal wildlife trade
  • wetland degradation

Natural hazzards

  • floods and occasional frost in south
  • recurring droughts in northeast

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Brazil. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. aircraft
  2. cement
  3. chemicals
  4. equipment
  5. iron ore
  6. lumber
  7. motor vehicles
  8. other machinery
  9. parts
  10. shoes

Agriculture products

  1. beef
  2. citrus
  3. cocoa
  4. coffee
  5. corn
  6. rice
  7. soybeans
  8. sugarcane
  9. wheat

Brazilian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Brazil.

Export products

  1. automobiles
  2. coffee
  3. footwear
  4. iron ore
  5. soybeans
  6. transport equipment

Import products

  1. automotive parts
  2. chemical products
  3. electrical
  4. electronics
  5. machinery
  6. oil
  7. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Brazil?

Brazil is currently rated at 2,3 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 8 official sources. Travelling Brazil is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Brazil in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Brazil.

How many travel advisories do you know for Brazil?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 8 individual sources for Brazil.

What is the size of Brazil?

Brazil has a size of 8,511,965 km² or 3,286,487 mi² which is slightly smaller than the US.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.