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    MEDIUM MEDICAL RISK for Brazil
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Brazil
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Deprived areas of major urban centres

Risk Summary

Crime poses the main risk to business travellers throughout the country. Visitors are particularly susceptible to opportunistic crime, such as purse-snatching, armed street robbery, car theft and carjacking, especially in tourist areas, on public transport, outside major hotels, in business districts, along beaches and in other densely populated areas. Similar risks are also presented in isolated locations, such as nature reserves and national parks. Business travellers face a more credible risk of opportunistic ‘express kidnapping' than long-term kidnap-for-ransom, which generally only affects wealthy local residents.

There are no active domestic terrorist groups in Brazil and the country is at low risk of attack by transnational terrorists. However, well-armed organised crime gangs in Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro state), São Paulo (São Paulo state) and several other urban centres periodically engage in drug-related violence, such as gun and bomb attacks on police personnel and stations; most of these incidents occur in deprived urban areas that business travellers are unlikely to visit.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE


Vaccinations For Brazil
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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Typhoid feverRecommended for adventurous and long-term
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Yellow feverAlthough Brazil does not require proof of
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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