Held every four years, the FIFA World Cup is one of the most anticipated international sporting events. Brazil, this year’s host country, has the second largest number of airports and air fleet in the world after the United States. The Transportation Security Administration in collaboration with the Department of State Joint Operations Center at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, Diplomatic Security Service, the FBI and other federal agencies, provided security expertise to the host nation in preparation for the vast number of travelers visiting the World Cup activities.
TSA trained and advised Brazilian authorities on passenger, baggage and cargo screening, checkpoint processes and assessed security procedures to optimize security resources. Additionally, TSA transportation security specialists were tasked with monitoring 24/7 operations on all air travel between the United States and providing real-time intelligence on potential threats. As part of standard operating procedures, TSA continues to work closely with airlines to ensure U.S. security requirements continue to be met.
Watch and learn more about TSA’s security role at the World Cup.