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FIFA World Cup Travel Briefing

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MedAire, the world’s leading provider of aviation-specific medical, travel and safety services has developed a comprehensive travel safety briefing for operators travelling to Russia for the FIFA World Cup. The briefing provides an overview of the health and security of the host cities, aviation and airport overviews, risk ratings from a health and security perspective as well as other relvant and helpful travel information such vaccine, visa, entry and exit requirements.   Download the full briefing here.


  • Travel to MEDIUM risk areas, except for the North Caucasus republics of Chechnya and North Ossetia, can continue with standard security precautions.
  • Travel to Chechnya and North Ossetia is possible but requires enhanced security precautions as detailed below.
  • Non-essential travel should be avoided to Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachaevo-Cherkessia.
  • No travel should be undertaken to Dagestan.
  • Exercise sensible security precautions against the risk of petty and opportunistic crime.

“This travel safety briefing is a good example of the types of reports we do for our operators to help with risk mitigation and preplanning prior to a trip.  Our team of aviation security experts are monitoring and analyzing information, helping clients to assess risks and then are available to assist on the ground through a network of more than 2300 security specialists through our worldwide network.” Said Jason Nygren, Global Security Manager and author of the report.  

MedAire provides data, intelligence and analysis by its group of aviation security experts as well as 24/7 assistance services for support for whatever unexpected event or situation may arise and wherever clients travel, including acts of terror, violence, natural disasters or theft, assault or corruption. Through MedAire’s parent company International SOS and its partnership with Control Risks, the strength of the global assistance network is unparalleled. Security expertise consists not only of the specialists on the aviation security team but includes over 2300 security professionals dispersed globally with regional and local knowledge which will, with boots on the ground, provide immediate assistance when needed.  

For more information, visit the team, including new Security Director John Cauthen and CEO Bill Dolny at booth U33 at EBACE or go to