Sochi Games and Security
With the Sochi Winter Olympics right around the corner, UK officials have just released a statement saying a terrorist threat at the Olympic Games is very likely. This news has disheartened many travelers and athletes as they prepare for the upcoming Games. With this in mind, American and Russian officials have been thoroughly preparing for the Sochi Games with increased security measures. Over one million tickets have already been sold, and an estimated 15,000 Americans will be traveling to the Sochi Olympic Games this year. Olympic officials are confident that any security threats will be handled appropriately. They have been working around the clock to ensure the safety of the participants and visitors.
Smart travelers will take all of the necessary precautions to be safe. Any time you travel abroad, make sure you enroll in the free emergency program STEP through the U.S. Department of State. The Smart Travel Emergency Program (STEP) allows American travelers to register their emergency contact information and trip plans to ensure security during their trip. This service is a great way to stay connected with the U.S. Department of State in the event of an emergency abroad.
Get Your Passport Fast for Sochi Games
If you have plans to still make it to the Olympic Games, it’s not too late to get your passport. Any time you travel, take the necessary precautions so you can truly enjoy your trip! Even with the Opening Ceremony only a week away, Fastport Passport can get you there on time. We can get your passport in as little as 24 hours. Remember that for Russia you will also need a visa. Once you have your U.S. Passport in hand, we can then help you with the visa process.
For more information, please visit www.fastportpassport.com or call us at 877-910-7277