About one million foreign tourists annually attend Rio’s Carnival and Samba Parades. For many, this famous event has been on their bucket list for a long time. But is it safe? Yes, very safe. The Sambadrome is well patrolled by police and ushers. Section 9 is reserved for tourists and the views are great. You will have assigned seating so you don’t have to worry about jockeying for a place to sit. Plus, multilingual guides are there to answer your questions. So, the only things frightful will be marching in the parade.