While most World Cup fans are following the matches on television, a good percentage are witnessing the games unfold live – after all, there are stadiums to fill and merchandise to purchase. The US, however, has reiterated its “Level 3: Reconsider travel” warning for its citizens mulling over flying to Russia.
“Large-scale international events such as the World Cup present an attractive target for terrorists,” said the US State Department in its travel advisory. “Although security for the World Cup will be extensive, terrorists may seek to attack event locations such as stadiums and Fan Fest viewing areas, tourist sites, transportation hubs, and other public venues.”
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