Location: Moscow and other cities throughout Russia
Event: The Russian Federation will be hosting the 2018 FIFA world Cup starting today June 14 through July 15th in 11 cities throughout Russia.
U.S. citizens should be prepared for:
- Robust police presence in and around sporting venues, Fan Zones, transportations networks, hotels, vehicle checkpoints, and major tourist sites.
- Large crowds in and around sporting venues, Fan Zones, and major tourist sites.
- Traffic street closures in and around the sporting venues.
Actions To Take:
- Carry your passport or another official form of identification at all times, Russian police officers have the right to conduct identification checks at any time.
- Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Check Travel.state.gov for World Cup information and security recommendations.
- See our Russia 2018 – Visitor Information for the World Cup
- U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia
+(7) (495) 728-5577
Afterhours – +(7) (495) 728-5000
Website – S. Embassy Moscow
- U.S. Consulate General Yekaterinburg
+7 (343) 379-3001
Afterhours – +7 (917) 569-3549
Website – S. Consulate General Yekaterinburg
- U.S. Consulate General Vladivostok
+7 (423) 230-0070
Afterhours – +7 (914) 791-0067
Website – S. Consulate General Vladivostok
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Russia Country Information
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