Washington, DC - To mark 100 days before the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the first ever held in South America, the U.S. Department of State announces the #USinRio campaign to prepare U.S. citizens for travel to Rio de Janeiro.

On April 26, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde launched the #USinRio blog at www.usmissionbrazil.org/usinrio, which includes informational posts and a video series featuring U.S. athletes competing in Rio de Janeiro and preparing for the mega event.

U.S. citizens traveling to Brazil should visit our Olympic and Paralympic Fact Sheet on travel.state.gov, a one-stop shop for travel information. The Fact Sheet contains links to essential resources such as the U.S. Mission to Brazil’s Olympics Brochure, the USinRio smartphone app, and the CDC Travel Notice on the Zika virus. We also encourage U.S. citizens to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) in order to receive the important safety and security announcements from the U.S. embassy and consulates in Brazil.