The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens planning to attend the 2014 Olympic Games in Russia that they should remain attentive regarding their personal security at all times. The Olympic and Paralympic Games will take place in Sochi, Russia, from February 7 to March 16, 2014. This travel alert replaces the alert issued on January 24, 2014, and provides updated information on reported threats against the Games, cyber-security risks, identification requirements, and lodging.
This Travel Alert expires on March 24, 2014. Full information about the Olympic and Paralympic games for U.S. citizen visitors is available on the Sochi Fact Sheet and the Country Specific Information for the Russian Federation on our website, travel.state.gov. The Department strongly recommends that all U.S. citizens residing or traveling abroad enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) in order to receive pertinent safety and security information.
This message is to alert those with operations in Brazil of emerging Internet security threats this month.
Recently several hacker groups, including Anonymous – the loosely organized international group associated with hacktivism and various protest movements – have increased support for anti-corruption street protests in Brazil. The protests are scheduled to take place on “Dia do Basta” – Day of Enough – on April 21, 2012, in over 40 cities across Brazil.
The U.S. Mission in India alerts U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in India to safety and security issues related to the 2010 Commonwealth Games scheduled to be held in New Delhi, India, between October 3 and October 14, 2010, especially in light of the Worldwide Caution issued by the Department of State on August 12, 2010, regarding the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. This Travel Alert expires November 15, 2010.
The U.S. government has no information on any specific threat of attack that any individual or group is planning to coincide with the Games. In the event the U.S. government receives information of any specific threat, the Department of State would provide information on that threat to the public immediately.
U.S. citizens planning on traveling to India during the Commonwealth Games should carefully read the State Department’s Country Specific Information for India and check www.travel.state.gov for up-to-date Travel Alerts or Travel Warnings on safety and security issues. All U.S. citizens in or traveling to India are urged to enroll with the U.S. Mission in India to receive these alerts as quickly as possible.