Security Alert – U.S. Mission Russia

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 for World Cup information and security recommendations.
  • See our Russia 2018 – Visitor Information for the World Cup

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