Brazil World Cup 2014: Travel Alerts For 150,000 American Tourists Going To The Games, “Look Inconspicuous & Un-American, Avoid Soccer Shirts’


Brazil World Cup 2014 is going to be a lot of fun, but the recent strikes about the ailing economy and the political upheaval in Brazil could stand in the way of the country’s most popular game.

In one sense, the Brazil World Cup 2014 itself could stand as a symbol for the elite while the poorer classes are struggling with their day to day income and lack of opportunities. This is a polarized situation and we have to see how things play out for a month.

Approximately, 150,000 tourists from the U.S. are going to Brazil to watch the World Cup 2014 live. Football matches are scheduled to take place at Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium along with 10  other cities in the country.

A couple of advisories have been provided by the U.S. Department of State, Centers of Disease Control, and the travel assistance company On Call International.

In Sao Paolo and Rio, street robbery is common. While the risk is greater during the evening and at night, street crime also occurs during the day, and safer areas of cities are not immune,” says the State Department.

Avoid unmarked cabs and use ATM s in hotel lobbies and banks. Sometimes kidnappers hold victims of ATM robberies for a while to take more money out from the ATM.

Stay inconspicuous by not wearing jewelery or standing out as an American. It is not a good idea to wear any soccer shirt either.

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