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US issues advisory to Americans against visiting Russia

ANI  |  Washington D.C [U.S.A.] 

The has advised its citizen to avoid travelling to Russia, citing risks including civil unrest, and targeted against Americans.

"Reconsider travel to due to and Some areas have increased risk," the State Department said in a travel advisory, reported the Times.

The comes after has released a new system, wherein a four-tiered ranking system enables Americans to understand the safety risks associated with travelling abroad.

As per the new ranking system of the State Department, the Americans have been asked to exercise normal precautions while visiting the first tier nations like and Sweden, while fourth level states such as and are designated as "Do not travel."

has been along with countries like Sudan, and in the three tier section.

Further, the advisory stated that the people traveling the prohibited places would not be provided any emergency assistance, as the "employees are prohibited from traveling there".

Meanwhile, the for Russia's Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, decried the warning as a scare tactic meant to further the rift between former Cold War foes.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 09:25 IST
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