Foreign Affairs ramps up warning for those going to Sochi

A plane comes in to land at at the airport in Adler near Sochi January 16, 2014. (REUTERS/Alexander...

A plane comes in to land at at the airport in Adler near Sochi January 16, 2014. (REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk)

Jessica Hume, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:48 PM ET

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs has ramped up its travel warning for those heading to Sochi, Russia, for the Winter Olympics.

The upgraded warning advises against using public transit not directly servicing the Games and to be "vigilant and aware of your surroundings at all times."

Canadians are being advised against traveling outside the designated Olympic Games area.

"There remains an ongoing insurgency in the North Caucasus," the warning reads.

Foreign Affairs is also telling Canadians traveling with prescription drugs to carry copies of their prescriptions with them as "Russian authorities have placed special security measures and restrictions on various items including prescription medications and medical supplies."

Minister of State for Consular Affairs Lynne Yelich said Canadians traveling to Russia for the Olympics should take "sensible precautions."


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