Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Large Demonstration Planned for Sunday

Media reporting and postings on social media indicate a large demonstration is planned for Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, December 4, 2016. Reporting indicates that the protest will be on Avenida Atlantica in Copacabana near Post 5 from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

U.S. citizens should avoid the protests and areas where large gatherings may occur. Even demonstrations or events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence. U.S. citizens in Brazil are urged to monitor local news reports and to plan their activities accordingly. U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro will continue to monitor the situation and provide further guidance as required.

If you require assistance, please contact the Consulate using the contact information below:

U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro

Av. Presidente Wilson, 147 Castelo

Rio de Janeiro, RJ - 20030-020

Entrance at Rua Santa Luzia

Phone: (21) 3823-2000

After-Hours Emergencies: (21) 3823-2029


Travelers may obtain updated information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. U.S. citizens should also consult the Department of State's Country Specific Information for Brazil.

U.S. citizens who travel to or reside in Brazil are urged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) in order to receive the most up-to-date security information. By enrolling, U.S. citizens make it easier for the Embassy and Consulates to contact them in case of emergency. U.S. citizens without Internet access may enroll in person with the U.S. Embassy or the nearest Consulate. Travelers may also consult the Mission Brazil website at for more information.

Stay up to date by bookmarking our Bureau of Consular Affairs website which contains current Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts. Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook, and download our Smart Traveler App, available through iTunes and Google play, to have travel information at your fingertips.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council