Information, Products and Services for Expats in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Expat Information Guide provides useful information for expats in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and many other locations.

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Coffee ETN Jumps as Brazil’s Top Grower Warns of Supply Concerns
AFL the answer to Ashleigh Brazill's Australian netball comeback
Brazil's Petrobras says will provision 3.2 bln reais - filing
Benetton Unit Hires Banks for $408 Million Bond Sale in Brazil
Brazil's Bolsonaro suggests oil spill could be attempt to sabotage auction
UPDATE 1-Brazil awards contracts for 2.98 gigawatts of new power projects
Brazil’s Petrobras boosts oil, gas output 16.5% on year in Q3
Okoye: I Shed Tears Of Joy After Brazil – Nigeria Match
Harvard University Community Action Partners to Help NTI@Home Boost Efforts to Find Jobs for Persons with Disabilities
Santander to offer hundreds of coding scholarships in Brazil
How China Could Stop Brazil’s Ecological Tragedy
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Brazil prosecutors demand government plan for oil spill
Ajayi: How I tamed Brazil’s stars
Bargain-Hungry Brazilians Pack Supermarkets for Annual Sale
Semi Ajayi: Playing against Brazil has Boosted My Confidence
Emile Heskey recalls Rivaldo saying he'd pick him for Brazil's 2002 World Cup winners
Diamonds aren't everything for code-juggler Brazill
Brazilian robber kisses elderly woman, refuses to take her money
Global ATM Market Worth 26000 Million US$ by 2025, at a CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period
Brazilian soccer player Reis de Jesus signs contract with Iranian Machine Sazi FC
‘Neymar’s no longer on top at PSG’ – Brazilian told move was a mistake by former Santos coach
Mysterious crates washing up on Brazil's oil-stained beaches
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Bangladesh won’t accept Brazil’s beef offer without scrutiny, says commerce minister
Brazil environment: Clean-up on beaches affected by oil spill
Syrians in Brazil: 'I am not a millionaire, but I will be'
Brazil building collapse death toll reaches nine, says official
Rescued circus elephant Ramba arrives at Brazil sanctuary
Brazil Police Say Vale Executives Shielded Themselves from Incriminating Dam Data
Jubilee Ace Conducts the European Launch 2.0 in Germany, Mainz
Series of Challenges Jeopardize Brazilian Recovery
Brazil’s female farmers join to fight attacks, discrimination, lack of opportunity
Brazil’s government under threat as power struggle splits party
Petroleum sludge strikes popular tourist spot in Brazil
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Expect more capital flows to Brazil -central bank president
Thousands of volunteers help to clean mysterious oil spill in Brazil
How Kakisa, N.W.T., is looking to Brazil for inspiration on how to grow food
Today in pictures: protest poses, burning trains, and an oil spill in Brazil
Gabriel Jesus' scoring record proves brilliant Brazilian is Manchester City's heir to Sergio Aguero
Open Big Data to help Farmers weather climate change
Liverpool Legend Still In Awe Of Aribo's Super Goal Vs Brazil, Tips Him For Stardom
Thousands of Catholic faithful in Brazil celebrate first female saint
In Brazil, photographer Sebastiao Salgado finds hope in reforestation
Brazil's female farmers join forces to fight violence, discrimination
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Violence against indigenous peoples explodes in Brazil
Bolivians Vote Sunday for President, Polls Show Incumbent Evo Morales in Front
Demand for Cruises in Brazil Increases 21 Percent in the First Semester
September Records Highest Monthly Formal Job Creation in Brazil Since 2013
PSL Party Crisis Leaves Eduardo Bolsonaro’s Embassy Nomination on Hold
PSL Party Leader Calls Bolsonaro a “Bum” and Threatens to Implode Government
Correios Raise Price of Sedex and Parcel Services by 6.34 Percent
Leaked Audio Recording: Bolsonaro Requested Party Leadership for Son Eduardo
Bill Attempting to Ban 5G in Santa Catarina State is Shelved
“Love, Tragedy and Religion” in Cinema, Move Images and Rio de Janeiro Public
US Customs Bar of Brazilian Company’s Goods Exposes Continuing Slave Labor Practices
Today
Moderate or Heavy Rain Shower
High:73°F (23°C)
Low:68°F (20°C)
Winds:S 4 MPH (7 KPH)
Precipitation:2.4
Tomorrow
Partly Cloudy
High:77°F (25°C)
Low:68°F (20°C)
Winds:E 7 MPH (12 KPH)
Precipitation:0.0
Wednesday
Patchy Rain
High:77°F (25°C)
Low:71°F (22°C)
Winds:ESE 9 MPH (15 KPH)
Precipitation:1.6
Thursday
Moderate or Heavy Rain Shower
High:79°F (26°C)
Low:72°F (22°C)
Winds:E 8 MPH (13 KPH)
Precipitation:7.2
Friday
Moderate or Heavy Rain Shower
High:82°F (28°C)
Low:73°F (23°C)
Winds:ESE 5 MPH (8 KPH)
Precipitation:4.4
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Europe Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.

Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016.

U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using mass transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places. Exercise particular caution during religious holidays and at large festivals or events.

U.S. citizens should also: 

  • Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an emergency.
  • Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.
  • Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Register in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

European governments continue to guard against terrorist attacks and conduct raids to disrupt plots. We work closely with our allies and will continue to share information with our European partners that will help identify and counter terrorist threats.

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Republic of Congo Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to The Republic of the Congo regarding the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for March 20.

U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of security awareness due to the potential for political unrest leading up to, during, and following the election period.  This Travel Alert expires on April 15, 2016.

 

Political protests and demonstrations may occur in this timeframe. Although there is no indication that U.S. citizens may be targets of violence, U.S. citizens should avoid political rallies, polling centers, demonstrations, and crowds of any kind as gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn violent.  Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates, including any changes in the election schedule.  Presidential election results are expected to be announced within a week of the election.

For more information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Congo.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville, located at 70-83 Boulevard Denis Sassou Nguesso, Brazzaville, Congo, at +242-06-612-2000, 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from Monday - Thursday; 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+242) 06-612-2010.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season - 2015 - 2016
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to the South Pacific region about the ongoing threat of tropical cyclones affecting the area.

While tropical cyclones in the South Pacific may occur throughout the year, the current South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season begins on November 1, 2015, and ends April 30, 2016.  U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the region should monitor local weather reports and take other appropriate action as needed.  This Travel Alert expires on April 30, 2016.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recommends that people living or traveling in regions prone to tropical storms and tropical cyclones be prepared.  For further information about tropical cyclone preparedness, please visit NOAA's Tropical Cyclones Preparedness Guide.

Tropical cyclones can create dangerous and uncomfortable conditions that can prevent travel for days.  Tropical cyclones are often accompanied by damaging winds, high tides and flooding.  If you are living near or staying close to the ocean or other bodies of water, you may be at higher risk.  Landslides and mudslides are also a serious concern.  Roads can be washed out or obstructed by debris, adversely affecting access to airports and land routes out of affected areas.  In the past, many U.S. citizens were forced to delay travel (including return travel to the United States) due to infrastructure damage to airports and limited flight availability.  You should be aware that you may not be able to depart the area for 24-48 hours or longer, particularly if you are residing in or visiting a South Pacific island country where air travel service is limited. 

Be sure to check with local authorities for safety and security updates.  Reports of looting and sporadic violence in the aftermath of natural disasters have occurred.  Security personnel and medical services may not always be readily available, as weather conditions or damage to infrastructure may delay or prevent emergency assistance.

If you live in or travel to these areas during the tropical cyclone season, we recommend you obtain travel insurance to cover unexpected expenses during an emergency.  If a situation requires an evacuation from an overseas location, the U.S. Department of State may work with commercial airlines to ensure that U.S. citizens can depart as safely and efficiently as possible.  Commercial airlines are the Department's primary source of transportation in an evacuation; other means of transport are utilized only as a last resort, are often more expensive, and will provide you with fewer destination options.  U.S. law requires that any evacuation costs are your responsibility.  For those in financial need, the U.S. Department of State has the authority to provide crisis evacuation and repatriation loans on a reimbursable basis.  For more information, please visit the Emergencies Abroad page on our website.   

If you live in or are traveling to storm-prone regions, prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms by organizing a kit in a waterproof container that includes a supply of bottled water, non-perishable food items, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, any medications taken regularly, and vital documents (especially your passport and other identification).  Emergency shelters often provide only very basic resources and may have limited medical and food supplies.  NOAA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have additional tips on their websites.

Monitor local radio, local media, and the National Weather Service to be aware of weather developments.  Minor tropical cyclones can develop into typhoons very quickly, limiting the time available for a safe evacuation.  Inform family and friends of your whereabouts and remain in close contact with your tour operator, hotel staff, transportation providers (airlines, cruise lines, etc.), and local officials for evacuation instructions during a weather emergency.

For further information on tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, please consult the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Honolulu the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center, Fiji's regional meteorological center responsible for tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, or the Government of Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Current News in Brazil
  • Coffee ETN Jumps as Brazil’s Top Grower Warns of Supply Concerns
  • AFL the answer to Ashleigh Brazill's Australian netball comeback
  • Brazil's Petrobras says will provision 3.2 bln reais - filing
  • Benetton Unit Hires Banks for $408 Million Bond Sale in Brazil
  • Brazil's Bolsonaro suggests oil spill could be attempt to sabotage auction
  • UPDATE 1-Brazil awards contracts for 2.98 gigawatts of new power projects
  • Brazil’s Petrobras boosts oil, gas output 16.5% on year in Q3
  • Okoye: I Shed Tears Of Joy After Brazil – Nigeria Match
  • Harvard University Community Action Partners to Help NTI@Home Boost Efforts to Find Jobs for Persons with Disabilities
  • Santander to offer hundreds of coding scholarships in Brazil
  • How China Could Stop Brazil’s Ecological Tragedy
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Brazil prosecutors demand government plan for oil spill
  • Ajayi: How I tamed Brazil’s stars
  • Bargain-Hungry Brazilians Pack Supermarkets for Annual Sale
  • Semi Ajayi: Playing against Brazil has Boosted My Confidence
  • Emile Heskey recalls Rivaldo saying he'd pick him for Brazil's 2002 World Cup winners
  • Diamonds aren't everything for code-juggler Brazill
  • Brazilian robber kisses elderly woman, refuses to take her money
  • Global ATM Market Worth 26000 Million US$ by 2025, at a CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period
  • Brazilian soccer player Reis de Jesus signs contract with Iranian Machine Sazi FC
  • ‘Neymar’s no longer on top at PSG’ – Brazilian told move was a mistake by former Santos coach
  • Mysterious crates washing up on Brazil's oil-stained beaches
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Bangladesh won’t accept Brazil’s beef offer without scrutiny, says commerce minister
  • Brazil environment: Clean-up on beaches affected by oil spill
  • Syrians in Brazil: 'I am not a millionaire, but I will be'
  • Brazil building collapse death toll reaches nine, says official
  • Rescued circus elephant Ramba arrives at Brazil sanctuary
  • Brazil Police Say Vale Executives Shielded Themselves from Incriminating Dam Data
  • Jubilee Ace Conducts the European Launch 2.0 in Germany, Mainz
  • Series of Challenges Jeopardize Brazilian Recovery
  • Brazil’s female farmers join to fight attacks, discrimination, lack of opportunity
  • Brazil’s government under threat as power struggle splits party
  • Petroleum sludge strikes popular tourist spot in Brazil
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Expect more capital flows to Brazil -central bank president
  • Thousands of volunteers help to clean mysterious oil spill in Brazil
  • How Kakisa, N.W.T., is looking to Brazil for inspiration on how to grow food
  • Today in pictures: protest poses, burning trains, and an oil spill in Brazil
  • Gabriel Jesus' scoring record proves brilliant Brazilian is Manchester City's heir to Sergio Aguero
  • Open Big Data to help Farmers weather climate change
  • Liverpool Legend Still In Awe Of Aribo's Super Goal Vs Brazil, Tips Him For Stardom
  • Thousands of Catholic faithful in Brazil celebrate first female saint
  • In Brazil, photographer Sebastiao Salgado finds hope in reforestation
  • Brazil's female farmers join forces to fight violence, discrimination
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Violence against indigenous peoples explodes in Brazil
  • Bolivians Vote Sunday for President, Polls Show Incumbent Evo Morales in Front
  • Demand for Cruises in Brazil Increases 21 Percent in the First Semester
  • September Records Highest Monthly Formal Job Creation in Brazil Since 2013
  • PSL Party Crisis Leaves Eduardo Bolsonaro’s Embassy Nomination on Hold
  • PSL Party Leader Calls Bolsonaro a “Bum” and Threatens to Implode Government
  • Correios Raise Price of Sedex and Parcel Services by 6.34 Percent
  • Leaked Audio Recording: Bolsonaro Requested Party Leadership for Son Eduardo
  • Bill Attempting to Ban 5G in Santa Catarina State is Shelved
  • “Love, Tragedy and Religion” in Cinema, Move Images and Rio de Janeiro Public
  • US Customs Bar of Brazilian Company’s Goods Exposes Continuing Slave Labor Practices
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Current Weather & Forecast
70°F
21°C
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Videos
  • 10 Things to See in Rio & Brazil
  • Brazil is Calling you...
  • Brazil Tourism 2014 (HD)
  • LUXURY SHOPPING IN SAO PAULO BRAZIL JK IGUATEMI
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Currency Exchange Rate
4.1175
Brazilian Reals
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U.S. State Department Travel Alerts & Warnings
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