Details on staying safe in Brazil...
Brazil is a thriving, exuberant and exciting country, filled with music, dance and majestic scenery. However, it’s also a large, developing nation with a huge population and equally big wealth divide. Its incredible wildlife and natural environments can be as hazardous as they are enticing, which is almost certainly part of the appeal.
Thanks to Brazil’s hosting of the 2014 football World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games, large scale development has taken place in the country, which has been accompanied by social unrest. This has been largely due to perceived corruption, exploitation and price rises by some parts of the population.
These social problems have been well documented because of the importance of the sporting events but are unlikely to affect most travellers and visitors to any large degree.