Location: Rio de Janeiro, Center.
Event: On the afternoon of October 4, local police reported that a man was robbing the streets around the US Consulate in downtown Rio de Janeiro. Police are looking for the individual. The person was carrying a dark cycle and a food delivery bag.
Detailed country-specific information available at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Brazil.html, many urban centers in Brazil have high crime rates. The U.S. Embassy encourages all travelers in Rio de Janeiro to be aware of their surroundings and their belongings at all times, and to avoid using mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, etc.) in public.
Actions to be taken:
· Be aware and take appropriate measures to increase your personal safety.
· Be aware of your surroundings and maintain a low profile.
Call 190 for immediate assistance from local authorities.
If you need assistance, please contact the US Embassy in Rio de Janeiro using the contact information below.
Av. Contact the US Embassy in Rio located at Pres. Wilson, 147 – Centro, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 20030-020, Brazil, by phone +55 21 3823-2000, 8am to 5pm. Monday to Friday. The after-hours emergency number for US citizens is +55 21 3823-2029.
Toll-free in the US and Canada at 1-888-407-4747 or from other countries at 1-202-501-4444, 8:00am to 8:00pm EST, Monday through Friday (excluding US federal holidays).
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