Travel Security in Brazil

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Health Precautions

Obligatory Vaccination and Other Recommendations
There is no major health risk if you are traveling in large Brazilian cities. If you go to the interior, particularly in the Amazon region, you must be vaccinated against yellow fever and protected against malaria. For further information, consult the World Health Organization's dossier: International Travel and Health.
For Further Information
Ministry of Health
World Health Organization

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Safety Conditions

There is a high level of violence in Brazil concentrated in the big shanty towns in large cities. Avoid disreputable districts, and parts of town which are very quiet at nightfall, be alert when you leave a bank, and do not provoke theft by wearing gaudy and expensive clothes and accessories.
Terrorist Risk
No terrorist groups have been recorded.
Risk of Natural Disaster
Rare storms on the coast, but not a particular danger.
Traveling Women Conditions
Traveling alone is not advisable for a woman, but it is not impossible if she speaks the language and takes elementary precautions (avoid deserted streets, unwholesome districts (favelas), some bus journeys, especially at night, and check taxi drivers' professional card).
For Further Information
The advice of the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The US State Department

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