Foreign Ministry advises against travel to Russia amid warning of possible terror acts in next 48 hours

  • 2024-03-08
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The Foreign Ministry is advising people against traveling to Russia after a warning of possible terror acts extremists are reportedly planning in Moscow, the ministry said on X (formerly Twitter).

The ministry says on its website that in view of the tense international security situation and unpredictable domestic political developments in Russia, the Foreign Ministry reiterates its advice to Latvian citizens not to travel to Russia and those who are in the country to leave it as soon as possible.

Those Latvian citizens who are in Russia are urged to exercise caution and avoid mass gatherings, as, according to information provided by the US Embassy in Moscow, terrorist attacks are possible in Moscow within the next 48 hours. The Foreign Ministry stresses that the possibilities to provide consular assistance to Latvian citizens in Russia are limited.

US Embassy has advised its citizens in Moscow, Russia, to avoid large gatherings through at least March 9 due to possible terror acts in the next 48 hours. The warning has been posted on the embassy's website.

"The Embassy is monitoring reports that extremists have imminent plans to target large gatherings in Moscow, to include concerts, and U.S. citizens should be advised to avoid large gatherings over the next 48 hours," the US Embassy says in the statement.

The statement contains no other details on the possible terror acts.