Letter to American citizens on COVID-19

Dear American Citizens,    

On March 19, the U.S. Department of State issued a Global Health Advisory Level 4, advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. U.S. citizens who live abroad should avoid all international travel. U.S. citizens who live in Brazil should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. Be sure to check with airlines regarding any updated information regarding your travel plans.  

We highly encourage all U.S. citizens in Brazil to enroll in the Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security and health updates.   

Stay up to date by checking these websites frequently: 


U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil COVID-19 Information  

COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov 

CDC page on COVID-19 

Travel.state.gov Brazil Country Page and Brazil Travel Advisory 



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Embaixada EUA Brasil / US Embassy Brazil  

Consulado Geral EUA / US Consulate - São Paulo  

Consulado Geral EUA / US Consulate - Rio   


Please see emergency contact info for the Embassy and Consulates in Brazil:  


U.S. Embassy Brasilia  

Phone: (61) 3312-7000  

After-Hours Emergencies: (61) 3312-7400  

E-mail: BrasiliaACS@state.gov  


Embassy Branch Office in Belo Horizonte  

Telephone: +55 (31) 3338-4000  

E-mail:  BrasiliaACS@state.gov  


U.S. Consulate General Recife  

Phone: (81) 3416-3050  

After-Hours Emergencies: (81) 99916-9470 

Email: RecifeACS@state.gov   


U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro  

Phone: (21) 3823-2000  

After-Hours Emergencies: (21) 3823-2029  

Email:  ACSRio@state.gov  


U.S. Consulate General São Paulo  

Phone: (11) 3250-5000  

After-Hours Emergencies: (11) 3250-5373  

E-mail: SaoPauloACS@state.gov   


U.S. Consulate General Porto Alegre  

Phone: 51-3345-6000  

After-Hours Emergencies: 51-3345-6000  

Email:  PortoalegreACS@state.gov