Saudi citizens told to be cautious while traveling to Brazil

Some 500,000 people are expected to visit the Rio Olympics, which have been overshadowed not only by Zika but also by concerns over crime. (Reuters)

All citizens who wish to travel to Brazil for Rio Olympics should be cautious in view of the high crime rate and the risk of Zika virus infection, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior has warned.

The Foreign Ministry issued an advisory in this regard, said Director General of the Department of Relations and Information at the ministry Maj. Gen. Muhammad Almra’ol.

Some 500,000 people are expected to visit the Rio Olympics, which have been overshadowed not only by Zika but also by concerns over crime.

This article first appeared in the Saudi Gazette on Aug. 3, 2016

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