The state Department explained to the Council to avoid travel to Russia
The list of countries that are potentially dangerous to visit American citizens are formed to ensure the safety of tourists, while recommendations are not binding.
This was during the briefing said the Deputy head of the state Department spokesman Steven Goldstein.
“If people want to go to Russia, that is their decision,” he said. Also, the diplomat explained that there were allegations of attempts by authorities to dissuade Americans from traveling “to some extent discourages tourists to go to Russia”.
January 11, the state Department presented the updated guidelines for Americans when visiting other countries. In this state were divided into four groups, from first — safe, up to the fourth — categorically nerekomenduoja to visit. Russia was in the third group, along with Lebanon and Honduras because of the threat of terrorist attacks in places of a congestion of tourists.
December 19 situational crisis center of the foreign Ministry of Russia has submitted its list of countries where most accidents happen to tourists. The list was headed by Thailand, Turkey, Dominican Republic, Bulgaria, and India.