Brazil is still trying to overcome the stigma of the devastating Zika virus. But now it’s facing another huge problem: rampant gang and street violence and crime. So right up front I say exercise caution if you go. Keep your valuables out of sight when on the street. Carry as little as possible. Be street smart!
Now, having said that, Brazil is an amazing country full of wondrous things. And the people are friendly and fun-loving. And now, Brazil is even cheaper for citizens of the United States, Canada, Japan and Australia. South America’s largest country recently reduced its e-visa for those countries from $160 to $40. And you can find 4-star hotels at a bargain. Furthermore, as more flights are added between the aforementioned countries and Brazil, getting there will be even more inexpensive. More flights, more competition, more savings.
Now more than ever is a good time to travel to Brazil, as the country clamors for more tourists who have unfortunately stayed away. My advise? Find a local you trust who can show you around and help make your experience even more enjoyable.