The Unied States has renewed its travel advisory for Russia asking travelers to reconsider visiting the country, according to a State Department release.
“Reconsider travel to Russia due to terrorism and harassment. Some areas have increased risk,” said the release, issued late on Friday.
It highlighted for travelers to not travel to “north Caucasus, including Chechnya and Mount Elbrus, due to civil unrest and terrorism” and “Crimea due to foreign occupation and abuses by occupying authorities.” It added “Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities. Bomb threats against public venues are common.” In regards to the 2018 World Cup, the US said such large scale international events “present an attractive target for terrorists.” “Although security for the World Cup will be extensive, terrorists may seek to attack event locations such as stadiums and fanfest viewing areas, tourist sites, transportation hubs, and other public venues,” the statement highlighted.
“Travelers should expect increased police presence and enhanced security measures in and around the World Cup venues.
Source: Kuwait News Agency