Stay Safe when you travel
Rio de Janeiro has a reputation for being dangerous. But the situation has generally improved during recent years. Still, there are some things your should think about.
Large-scale anti- and pro- government protests are ongoing in Brazil and Rio de Janeiro following recent political scandals. What is the expected situation during the Games?
International terrorism is a growing threat and the risk associated with large gatherings has been showed not least by past incidents at global sporting events. What is Brazil’s risk?
Rio de Janeiro poses no major health risks in terms of air pollution, there is however reason to worry when considering the quality of water. The ocean water is continuously contaminated by sewage and toxic waste, while garbage floating around the shores is not a rare sight.
The conditions of infrastructure in Brazil are extremely varying. Some roads and public transport receive frequent maintenance, while others are in rather poor condition. Doubts have also been expressed over the safety of infrastructure projects built around the Games.
Rio is often considered a dangerous city, and yes, traveling in Rio can be entail some risk. It is therefore always a good idea to be prepared. Here is a summary of some things worth noting to avoid being the victim of crime.