No, the road between the airport (GIG) and the main tourist locations on Copacabana and Ipanema crosses several locations considered high-risk e.g. Favelas. The road infrastructure in Rio is heavily overstretched, with all major and minor routes regularly heavily congested, and very few options for alternative routes. There are regular incidents of stray gunfire affecting the road users, as well as criminals and gangs occasionally utilizing traffic congestion to their advantage.

These factors compounded together will provide security teams a serious logistical and risk management issue. Significant travel disruption can be expected in all of Rio during normal days, both workdays and weekends.