No Need For Visa for FIFA 2018 Championship? Right!


The 2018 World Cup is approaching. Now it is official – Football Fans heading to Russia to see World Cup games will not need to get a visa for the country. It is a unique opportunity for tourists to travel to the country and  to save a lot of effort and money.

The US Russian embassy set out the rules for travelling without a visa.

“Entry (exit) of foreign citizens arriving in the Russian Federation as spectators for sports events within the framework of the FIFA 2018 World Cup (from June 14 to July 15, 2018 in the cities of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Saransk, Volgograd), is carried out without issued Russian visas”.


Fan ID 

FAN ID will provide foreign guests multiple visa-free entry to Russia 10 days before the first match of the World Cup.During the world championship its holders can also use free public city transport on the day of the match . For more information about Fan ID, please, click here.


By the way…

BigTimeMoscow is proud to be launching a news feed with information on Russian visas, invitations and working permission requirements. As such, the most popular questions were dispatched to Alisa Vahrusheva, a specialist from the “RTM – Russian Travel Mission” company.


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