The biggest country in South America, Brazil is home to the Amazon forest, the “mecca” of football and its samba carnivals has attract revellers from all around the world.
However, Brazil can also be a dangerous place, with crime and tourist targeted scams to watch out for.
Note: vast majority of trips are trouble free and there is no need to be paranoid. That said, it always pays to be aware, careful, and prepared.
- Police: 190
- Fire, ambulance: 193
- Tourist police (Rio de Janeiro): 021/3399-7170
- Tourist police (Sao Paulo): 011/3107-5642