World Cup 2018 Security Russia

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is well under way with thousands of global fans, footballers and VIPs in Russia celebrating the trip of a lifetime despite diplomatic pressures and a propaganda war eagerly engaged by both the hosts. Security remains a key concern as we proceed through the matches and head towards the finals, with political tension, the threat of hooliganism and a widely publicised cyber risk. If you are planning travel to the games, Priavo can mitigate such risk and provide a secure environment in which to enjoy the tournament.

SECURITY

Your safety is our key priority. From secure airport facilitation and group chaperone to close protection for your VIPs and security drivers, we can mitigate risk and enhance your safety during the World Cup.

AIR

Take control of your itinerary and fly on your own terms. Benefit from the flexibility and security of a chartered aircraft. You decide the schedule, the route and the passenger list.

AIR

Take control of your itinerary and fly on your own terms. Benefit from the flexibility and security of a chartered aircraft. You decide the schedule, the route and the passenger list.

Security Concerns and Travel Advice

The security risks in Russia vary according to the area and profile of the traveller. Below is a summary of key security concerns and considerations when travelling to the World Cup 2018. As risks continually evolve, please complete the form for the latest travel risk report and security recommendations.

Crime

Petty crime is common in major cities such as Moscow and St. Petersburg, where tourists have been specifically targeted. Take extra precaution when travelling around. Be on high alert for mugging, pick-pocketing and theft from vehicles or hotel rooms especially in busy crowds.

Violent crime (particularly assault and robbery) occasionally takes place in and outside of bars and nightclubs. Kidnappings do not generally involve travellers as targets, however, in some areas that border Ukraine, there are regular clashes between Ukrainian and pro-Russia separatists, leading to increased kidnapping in this area.

Medical

It is advised that all visitors to Russia seek medical advice at least 4 – 6 weeks before your trip in order to get up-to-date with all inoculations including: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Tetanus, Rabies and Typhoid. It should also be noted, as of June 2016, legislation was introduced requiring travellers bringing prescribed medicines to carry a prescription with the following requirements: the traveller’s name, the name of the drug and the prescribed quantity. Medical facilities may be adequate in Moscow, St Petersburg and other larger towns and cities, but less likely to be so in smaller cities, rural and higher-risk areas. Be aware that cash or credit card payment will be required at the time of service. You should make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance. Tap water is not drinkable throughout the Russian Federation and you should therefore only drink bottled water.

Medical

It is advised that all visitors to Russia seek medical advice at least 4 – 6 weeks before your trip in order to get up-to-date with all inoculations including: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Tetanus, Rabies and Typhoid. It should also be noted, as of June 2016, legislation was introduced requiring travellers bringing prescribed medicines to carry a prescription with the following requirements: the traveller’s name, the name of the drug and the prescribed quantity. Medical facilities may be adequate in Moscow, St Petersburg and other larger towns and cities, but less likely to be so in smaller cities, rural and higher-risk areas. Be aware that cash or credit card payment will be required at the time of service. You should make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance. Tap water is not drinkable throughout the Russian Federation and you should therefore only drink bottled water.

Medical

It is advised that all visitors to Russia seek medical advice at least 4 – 6 weeks before your trip in order to get up-to-date with all inoculations including: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Tetanus, Rabies and Typhoid. It should also be noted, as of June 2016, legislation was introduced requiring travellers bringing prescribed medicines to carry a prescription with the following requirements: the traveller’s name, the name of the drug and the prescribed quantity. Medical facilities may be adequate in Moscow, St Petersburg and other larger towns and cities, but less likely to be so in smaller cities, rural and higher-risk areas. Be aware that cash or credit card payment will be required at the time of service. You should make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance. Tap water is not drinkable throughout the Russian Federation and you should therefore only drink bottled water.

Medical

It is advised that all visitors to Russia seek medical advice at least 4 – 6 weeks before your trip in order to get up-to-date with all inoculations including: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Tetanus, Rabies and Typhoid. It should also be noted, as of June 2016, legislation was introduced requiring travellers bringing prescribed medicines to carry a prescription with the following requirements: the traveller’s name, the name of the drug and the prescribed quantity. Medical facilities may be adequate in Moscow, St Petersburg and other larger towns and cities, but less likely to be so in smaller cities, rural and higher-risk areas. Be aware that cash or credit card payment will be required at the time of service. You should make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance. Tap water is not drinkable throughout the Russian Federation and you should therefore only drink bottled water.

World Cup Russia Travel Risk Summary

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Our Travel Risk Summary Report provides:

  • Risk Ratings for the destination
  • Country Overview
  • Security advice and considerations
  • A travel checklist for before you depart
  • Transport advice
  • General safety information