Executive Travel Security Brief: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

November 17

Rio de Janeiro faces an elevated risk of crime arising from low-level violent incidents. Furthermore, protests are increasingly common in the city as a result of Brazil’s ongoing political and economic crisis. Anti-austerity demonstrations have an underlying potential to devolve into unrest, and should thus be avoided. Moreover, visitors are advised to lodge in affluent districts, and travel to favelas (shanty towns) should be avoided, given high street violence levels and risk of kidnapping. Finally, while traffic jams are common across the city, travelers are advised to use taxis and ridesharing applications.

This report provides brief overview of Rio de Janeiro tailored for executives.