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U.S. citizen traveling to Brazil? Here is some indispensable information

U.S. citizen traveling to Brazil? Here is some indispensable information

Posted by Liliana Castaño on June 12, 2014

The wait is over, now is time to kick off the World Cup. You bought your tickets, you made your bags, and now you are set to go on the trip of your life. The World Cup is one of the biggest events in the world and one of the most exciting too, specially in such a lively country like Brazil. The U.S. Department of State released many excellent resources to help you make the most out of your trip.

 

 

Brazil is a huge country, even bigger than U.S., so you may want to plan accordingly for the long flights between cities to catch the U.S. games, and always try to arrive at least a day early to your destination.

 

 

When you arrive at the airport, you will have to figure out how you are going to get to your hotel. If you are planning on taking public transportation you can take a cab or a bus, both are good ways to get to your destination depending on how much money you want to spend. You can always get more information at the tourist information center in the airport.

 

Here are some safety tips in preparation for the World Cup.

 

 

More resources from the U.S. government exclusively dedicated for those traveling to Brazil can be found on the web. The U.S. Embassy in Brazil created a special webpage on issues related to the World Cup in Brazil, with information available in Spanish and English. The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs has a website dedicated exclusively to provide important information and resources for those traveling to Brazil for the World Cup. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have also joined this effort and have gathered health information to keep in mind if traveling to Brazil.

 

During the World Cup, a special email address (WorldCupACS@state.gov) is available to directly contact U.S. officials in case of emergency. You can even set a personal interview with the State Department Spokesperson, Justen Thomas, who will be available to provide information for travelers planning to visit Brazil during the event.

 

The U.S. Embassy also launched a campaign named “Juntos Nessa Festa” (Together in this Party) and the hashtag #JuntosNessaFesta with the purpose of emphasizing the ability of soccer -like other sports- to unite people, promote social inclusion and highlight cultural diversity.

 

On Twitter, you can follow @EmbaixadaEUA for updates in English and Portuguese, and @USCitzBrazil to stay informed in English as an American travelling in Brazil. Updates from the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs are available by following @TravelGov.

 

For Facebook users, the U.S. Embassy to Brazil’s Fan Page provides a variety of cultural information and travel tips in English and Portuguese.

 

Have an amazing and safe trip to Brazil and enjoy the World Cup! Don't forget to share this valuable information with anyone who is going to visit Brazil during the biggest event of the year.





 

 

 

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