Canadians planning to travel to Brazil may want to postpone their visit until further notice.
The Canadian government has recently issued a travel advisory for Brazil, stating that visitors to the South American country should exercise a high degree of caution.
“Severe wildfires are affecting the Amazon rainforest. Local authorities have declared a state of emergency in the state of Amazonas,” the advisory reports.
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#Brazil: Severe wildfires are affecting the Amazon rainforest. A state of emergency was declared in the state of #Amazonas. Air quality is affected in various regions, including #SãoPaulo. Follow the instructions of local authorities. https://t.co/Ym5gHhLFdb
— travel.gc.ca (@TravelGoC) August 23, 2019
“Air quality is affected in various regions throughout the country, including in São Paulo. This may have an impact on people suffering from respiratory ailments.”
Aside from the fire, the advisory also continues to suggest that travellers should exercise caution in Brazil due to high crime rates and regular incidents of gang-related and other violence in urban areas.
Residents who have travelled to Brazil are advised to exercise a high degree of caution at all times, monitor local media, and follow the instructions of local authorities.
For more information on all current travel advisories, click here.