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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), General Strike on June 30

Western Hemisphere > Brazil > Rio de Janeiro

This message is to alert U.S. citizens of a general strike planned for Friday, June 30, 2017, in Rio de Janeiro.  In the event of a citywide strike, significant disruptions to public transportation and other services may occur. Additionally, the Consulate has been advised of planned protests for Friday, June 30, 2017, starting at 17:00 until 23:59 at Igreja Nossa Senhora da Candelária, organized by UerjResiste. Black Bloc and their splinter groups have also indicated their intent to participate in the demonstration. U.S. citizens should avoid 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. 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 will easily receive updates in case of emergency.  U.S. citizens without Internet access may enroll directly with the Consulate.  The U.S. Consulate General in Rio is located at Avenida Presidente Wilson, 147 and can be reached at phone number 21-3823-2000 or by e-mail at acsrio@state.gov.  Travelers may consult the website of the U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro for more information. 
 
U.S. citizens should also consult the Department of State's Country Specific Information for Brazil which is located on the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs website.  Travelers may obtain up-to-date 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.  Stay up to date by bookmarking our Bureau of Consular Affairs website which contains current Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.

If you require assistance, contact the Consulate using the 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
Email:
acsrio@state.gov

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.