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Reviewed: 19 August 2009, 14:05 NZDT
Still current at: 25 May 2013
There is some risk to your security in Brazil due to the high level of violent crime such as armed robbery and car jacking, particularly in the cities, and we advise caution.
There have been reports of “express kidnappings”, where individuals are forced to withdraw funds from automatic teller machines (ATMs) to secure their release. We advise New Zealanders travelling in Brazil to be safety conscious at all times and avoid travelling alone or at night.
Violent clashes between the police and drug gangs occur frequently, particularly in the slum areas (favelas) of major cities in Brazil. You should avoid visiting these areas.
Protests and demonstrations occur occasionally in Brazil and have the potential to turn violent. We recommend you avoid such situations.
Piracy is a problem in and around Brazil’s waters. Mariners are advised to take appropriate precautionary measures in these waters. For more information view the International Maritime Bureau’s piracy report: www.icc-ccs.org.
New Zealanders travelling or living in Brazil should have comprehensive travel or medical insurance policies in place that include provision for medical evacuation by air.
New Zealanders travelling or resident in Brazil are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Contact details are
Street Address SHIS QI 09, conj. 16, casa 01, Lago Sul 71625-160, Brasilia DF, Brazil
Telephone +55 61 3248 9900 Facsimile +55 61 3248 9916
Website New Zealand Embassy Brasilia [external link]
Office hours Mon - Fri 0830 -1700 hrs
The New Zealand Consulate-General São Paulo, Brazil
Contact details are:
Street Address Alameda Campinas 579, 15th floor, 01404-000 São Paulo SP, Brazil
Telephone +55 11 3141 4169
Facsimile +55 11 3148 2521
Office hours Mon-Fri 0900-1700 hrs