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Is Rio Safe? Safety Advice for Visiting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Heading to Rio and Wondering If It Is Safe? Well it is not the safest place in the world, but it is not as bad as the the news makes it sound. Here are some tips for staying safe while visiting and traveling to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Visit Rio - The DON'Ts of Visiting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is an amazing tourist destination with tons of activities, sports, beaches, culture for vacationers to visit. However, with so many things to DO in Rio, we are going to give tourists and travelers a list of things that you DON'T do when you are in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Is Rio de Janeiro Safe?

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HOW TO STAY SAFE IN BRAZIL – in today’s episode, I talk about Brazil and staying safe when travelling in South America’s beautiful country. A couple of weeks before posting this video, a British family were on holiday in Rio de Janeiro and took a wrong turn into a favela with their hire car. They were shot at and the women in the passenger seat was injured. It’s very important to be alert while here in Brazil and take a few common-sense safety precautions…

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10 Things NOT To Do in Brazil

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Brazil is a beautiful country with attractive people, breathtaking sites, vibrant nightlife and of course the 2016 Olympics!

The Zika virus is mainly transferred by mosquitoes and the highest probability of danger is posed to pregnant women, who should consider avoiding the area entirely. For everyone else, practice safe sex, wear lots of mosquito repellent, and wear long sleeves and pants.

Don't Speak Spanish
Many visitors travel to Brazil expecting to hear Spanish, but unlike its South American neighbors, Brazil’s native language is Portuguese! Don’t be that ignorant tourist attempting to converse with the locals in broken Spanish.

Don't Flash the Cash
Although Brazil is a relatively safe country, there are still many poor areas. Don’t wear your most expensive watch or wave around your new camera, because it will be pocketed.

Don't Make the OK Sign!
It is a highly offensive rude gesture in Brazil. However, thumbs up does mean something similar to okay, literally “beleza” or “beauty,” and is frequently used.

Don't drink alone
It is customary practice in Brazil to share your “estupidamente gelada” or 'stupidly cold beer' with others. Most bars only sell beer in 700 ml bottles and sometimes even strangers will show up with their own glasses.

Don't Lose Your Consumption Card
Many bars and nightclubs will operate using a consumption card, for each customer to record food and drink orders. Patrons are expected to settle their bill before leaving, and not doing so results in large fines.

Don't be Impatient
Things move at their own pace in Brazil. Long lines are common for everything from ATMs to grocery stores, so be prepared to wait patiently.

Don't Forget the Amazon
Don’t be afraid to venture out into the more remote areas. Take a trip to the Amazon Rainforest, Iguaçu Falls, smaller towns like Olinda and Ouro Preto or travel to the Fernando de Noronha archipelago to experience some of Brazil’s best kept secrets.

Brazil is still a developing country, and you will come across extreme poverty, favelas, drug-torn cities and rude people. Don’t ever visit the favelas alone as they are run by drug lords and can be extremely dangerous.

Don't Try to Enter Without a Visa!
There are only a few visa exempt countries (mainly South American and Caribbean nations), the U.S. is not one of them. Brazil requires a visa for visitors traveling from Canada, and most European, Asian and African countries too. However, the process is very straightforward.


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Visit Sao Paulo - The DON'Ts of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Visiting Sao Paulo, Brazil, whether for work or play can be extremely rewarding with amazing museums and shopping, but there are a few things you should not do when you go to Sao Paulo. This video covers the Don'ts of Visiting Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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1. Don't expect to get anywhere quickly in Sao Paulo. With so many people, cars and craziness it will take you longer than what google says it will to get anywhere.
2. Don't skip the Mercado Municipal! This Sao Paulo tradition is amazing. From amazing fruit to the best bologna or sorry Mortadella sandwich you ever ate.
3. Don't skip out on eating non-Brazilian food while in Sao Paulo. There are tons of amazing places, foods, restaurants and styles for you to enjoy!
4. Don't lose your wits. Pay attention! Sao Paulo has a reputation for crime for a reason.
5. Don't expect a beach vacation. Sao Paulo is not a Brazilian beach city, it is a cultural, shopping, museum, business hub for South America.
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Brazil: The Don'ts of Brazil

Visiting Brazil is an incredible tourist experience. Whether you are heading to Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo for work, or Manaus to the Amazon there are a few things every traveler, tourists, and vacationer should know. Here we go over some of the tourist don'ts of visiting Brazil.
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Is Brazil Safe to Visit? Yes, But Be Smart!

Is Brazil safe? Should I be worried when I visit brazil? I have heard Rio de Janeiro can be dangerous, is it true? Here we discuss safety while traveling in Brazil. Be smart like any where else in the world and you should be just fine.
Filmed in Salvador, Brazil
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Visit Rio - 5 Loves & Hates of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Best & Worst of Visiting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is an amazing place for travelers, tourists and vacationers. There is Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, the Museum of Tomorrow and so much more. With beaches like Copacabana and Leme you can enjoy the sun and beaches. Here we go through the best and worst that Rio has to offer. Helpful information if you are heading to the Olympics Rio 2016 or any time to Rio.
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Visit Rio - 10 Things That Will SHOCK You about Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Visiting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil & Not Sure What To Expect? Here are a few fun things that might SHOCK your average tourist or traveler to Rio.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Rio de Janeiro

Things to Know Before Visiting Rio de Janeiro

Is Rio de Janeiro safe is one of the most common questions i get asked. We always hear on the news that these countries are dangerous and that there are a lot of political issues. As long as you are careful, and don’t do anything that you shouldn’t do. Technically it is not as safe as Europe, Australia, United States or other first world countries, but it’s just about being street smart.

In Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana is the most famous place in Rio de Janeiro, but I don’t necessarily recommend that you stay here. Overall don’t walk around with expensive stuff on you and don’t walk on the streets at night.

Today it’s quite easy to get a visa to visit Brasil. Uber is legal here and is widely used in Brasil which cost me approximately 40 usd to get from the airport to the beach.

If you want to have internet or a phone while you travel in Brasil or Rio de Janeiro, I recommend that you buy a sim card at the airport, it’s easier than to do that in any kind of store.

The most popular time to visit Brasil is in February, when the biggest carnaval takes place in Rio de Janeiro. During high season, prices are much higher and everything is more complicated. Brasil is south of the equator so it’s summer there during the “normal” winter. Which means that high season is from December - March. It gets really hot during summer here so ensure you get a room with AC as it get way too hot otherwise.

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DANGER in Rio De Janeiro - Brazil Safety Tips & Advice Video

Rio can be a dangerous place for unsuspecting tourists. Due to current political problems and continued poverty, street crime is on the increase again.

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1. Rio de Janeiro HOTTEST Beaches
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Is Rio De Janeiro Safe? Listen to My Personal Experience about Copacabana and safety

Is Rio De Janeiro Safe?

In this video I am giving you my personal experience with staying in Copacabana area along with Lapa on the weekends and just maneuvering around the city.

Over all I did not have any issues in Rio De Janerio that i considered potentially dangerous except when I slipped and fell in the Favelas. Check out that video lol.

Rio has a bad rep when it comes from safety and I am thinking that is because of petty crime such as phone snatchings and other stuff.

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Visit Rio - What To Know Before You Visit Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Visiting Rio de Janeiro and not sure what to expect? In this video we go through the basics of what tourists and travelers should know before they visit Rio. From the money they use, what to see and do, security and safety issues, what money they use in Brazil and Rio de Janeiro and so much more. From seeing the Big Jesus (Cristo redentor) to going up Sugarloaf and the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro is MARAVILHOSA! Whether you are visiting for the Rio 2016 Olympic games or for carnival the city is well worth a visit.
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10 TOP THINGS TO DO IN RIO DE JANEIRO

I finally solo traveled for the first time to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and here are my top favorite things I loved doing there. This is also a travel guide and vlog for anyone who is interested in traveling to Brazil!
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Warning for theft in Rio de Janeiro | Cautions | Assaltos no Rio de Janeiro #35

The most common forms of crime affecting tourists are pick pockets and street muggings. However, kidnapping (other than express-kidnapping) is not an issue like it is reported to be in some other Latin American countries.

In the past, the security risk was higher than it is today and police protection has improved significantly in Zona Sul (Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Lagoa, Jardim Botanico) and Barra da Tijuca in the last two years. Today, although the likelihood of experiencing crime in Rio has diminished, it still exists. It has to be said that much of the crime that occurs is opportunity crime. Meaning that criminals focus more on those they think are easy or high-value targets. For example, the elderly or someone walking alone at night or someone wearing lots of jewelry.

While Rio does have a certain security risk involved, visitors can greatly minimize their risk by following a few common sense rules. These tips may sound alarmist but they could equally apply to any big city in the world.

Security Tips for Visitors:

Try to travel in a group preferably with local friends. At night, avoid walking on the streets alone.
Be careful about public transportation at night. Take a taxi and not a bus at night. Late at night, consider taking a radio or call taxi especially when travelling to less secure or unfamiliar locations. Many people prefer calling a taxi company than picking one randomly in the street. The line 1 of the underground (especially, City Centre- Copacabana) is perceived as being safer that buses, but at night the entrances to the subway stations are a focal point for the homeless.
Be aware of your surroundings and others when walking on the street. Especially at night. If you see a group of young kids that look suspicious walking towards you, cross the street. Avoid dark/enclosed areas.
Do not walk around wearing flashy jewelry or expensive looking items. A basic watch or wedding band is okay (prospective criminals won't be able to distinguish between a fake Rolex or costume jewelry and the real thing).
Do not carry a lot of cash around. Carry around only enough for your expected purchases and a credit card (none if you don't expect to use it). Leave the passport and other credit cards in the safe at the hotel.
Make a copy of the Biographic page of your passport and carry this with you. It makes it easy to get into night clubs & restaurants or to provide ID if stopped by the police.
Do not keep all of your money in one pocket. Distribute it in different pockets.
Take extra care when taking out money from an automatic teller machine. Beware of suspicious characters lurking near by. It is best to use the machines located inside banks, buildings and shopping centers.
Keep digital cameras in your pocket or in non-descript paper or plastic bags.
Don't leave belongings unattended.
Stay away from the slum areas (favelas). There are some respected favela tours for tourists, but remember that these operators must pay a percentage of their profits to the criminal gangs controlling the favela to ensure the safety of the tour party.
The city centre should be visited during workhours (but be aware of pickpocketing there) and it is generally considered an empty and dangerous place at night - although some parts of it have been renovated, particularly the Lapa district where many world-class samba clubs are located. Always take a taxi if visiting Lapa and make a reservation at the club you intend to visit in advance.
Rio's beaches are gorgeous and seemingly tranquil, and as such may lull you into a sense of safety; but it has been reported, however, that thieves are on the look out for people who appear to be alone and have watches, jewelry, cameras, or anything else that can be quickly stolen. If you're alone, you may want to take beach pictures from the restaurant or the top of the hotel if you use a good camera.

Although the food offered by beach vendors (such as shrimp, oysters and natural sandwiches), might look wonderful, it's best to be circumspect about what you order. Most foods sold by vendors on the beach are prepared the night before in somewhat unsanitary conditions and then spend most of the day in the hot sun in the hands of those selling it. If you want to drink beer or soda on the beach, it's best to use a cup or a straw instead of drinking directly from the can. If you will be drinking from the can, clean it with some (mineral) water and then dry the can before drinking.

An excellent way to avoid many of the safety and sanitary issues while at the beach is to rent deck chairs and an umbrella from one of the many kiosks located on the major beaches. Most hotels also have a kiosk and some even pay for a military police presence in the vicinity of their location. Drinks and snacks ordered from the boys working at the kiosk are usually of high quality and you can pay for your entire days consumption as you leave at the end of the day

Visit Brazil - Safety Advice for Traveling Brazil


Brazilian tourism safety tips for travelers and tourists heading to Brazil, specifically Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo for Carneval, the Olympics in Rio de Janierio. Brazil is an amazing country & Wolters World's favorite country to visit, from the amazing natural beauty, fun people and incredible history. But you need to be safe and we give you some basic safety and security tips for visiting Brazil.
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Visit Rio - 5 Tips for Visiting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Heading to Rio? Here are 5 quick tips to help you have a better time when you visit Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1. Use your front desk. Not a lot of English is spoken in Rio and guidebooks don't always keep up with what is good and bad in the city so make sure you use your front desk.
2. The Weather is great all year round.
3. Use the cheap taxis to get around town.
4. Be safe. Always pay attention when out in Rio. Don't wear fancy clothes or jewelry.
5. Go enjoy the city, whether it is going to see the big Jesus (Christ the Redeemer) or Sugarloaf or hitting the beaches Rio has a ton to do so don't get stuck.

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