Hello dear students! Welcome to one more lesson! Today we will give you Rio de Janeiro security tips! Ready? Let’s go!
Here in Rio is important to be aware of what you should and shouldn’t do in order to be safe. So that’s why we listed 6 safety recommendations to help you on this. Take a look!
Rio de Janeiro Security Tips
1. Try to dress and act like a Carioca.
Wearing clothes that indicates that you are a gringo is the same as writing I’m a tourist! Rob me on your face. Dress basic, see how people usually dress on the streets and you will see that carioca dress very casual. Also Avoid walking on the streets wearing expensive clothes or using your cellphone. Never show that you have money with you. Otherwise, you can be an easy target for robbers.
2. When you buy with credit card, they can’t take your credit card out of your view.
Every worker in shops and restaurants know that they can’t take your credit card out of your view, so don’t allow if a worker doesn’t do the payment operation in front of you, surely he is trying to copy your credit card.
3. If you get robbed, don’t fight and don’t resist.
In Brazil, for some criminals own life is not so important as we think. A criminal can have a gun or a dangerous object of any kind, so don’t get in conflict if you get in this situation. Losing money at the end is not such a big deal as your own safety.
4. Be cautious with excess of alcohol.
It’s not a problem to have fun, but if you get completely drunk you are an easy target for criminals, and if you are a foreigner you look like the perfect target.
5. Protect from mosquitoes.
Try to avoid mosquitoes, use protection if you need it. Unfortunately, cases of Dengue is becoming increasingly usual.
6. Protect from the sun.
The sun is really hot in Brazil and it’s very easy to get a sunburn, so in order to avoid that, always use sunscreen before going to the beach or walking on the street.
Hugs from Rio de Janeiro.