Football fans must be feeling over the moon right now since the Russian Government has announced visa-free entry in Russia for the FIFA fans. The football spectators won’t have to go through the hassle of applying for a visa. All they need is a Fan ID to enter the country!
A Fan ID will facilitate visa-free entry in the country, which will not only save the fan’s time, but also a significant amount of his or her money.
This is for the first time the Russian government has relaxed its visa policy to maximize the participation from the football fans. Well, we have another reason to love Russia apart from its vodka and the fact it is hosting FIFA World Cup this year.
Here’s how to get your Fan ID:
Fan ID is a personalized spectator card which can be obtained by anyone who buys a ticket to any of the matches of FIFA World Cup 2018. It will allow a visa-free entry 10 days before the first game and up to 10 days after the last game. The special spectator card will also let fans access public transport in the host cities for free.
To obtain a Fan ID, you can either apply online on the official website of FIFA World Cup or go to any of the Fan ID distribution centres.
All you need to submit is a valid passport, an original color photograph, and a duly filled application form to have the spectator card delivered at your doorstep once the application is approved.
This is a smart move by the Russian government to encourage tourism in the country since June is also the best time to visit Russia. The first match commences on 14 June 2018 and the event will continue for over a month.
Tourists have already begun thronging to Russia in large numbers to enjoy the football extravaganza and sightseeing in the beautiful host cities including Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Kaliningrad.
Are you ready to hoot for your favorite team while you chug on the famous Russian vodka and beer? If yes, start planning your trip to Russia with TravelTriangle and enjoy the best of both the worlds.