As in any big city, we recommend that you take some precautions while visiting Rio de Janeiro. Tourists are particularly vulnerable to street thefts and robberies in the evening and later at night, especially in areas next to major tourist attractions. Guests should lock up valuables left in hotel rooms.
Tourists are advised not to use public vans. When traveling by yellow taxi, use only cars that openly display company information and phone numbers as well as red license plates. Read more about security here.