The FIFA World Cup games will take place from June 14 to July 15, 2018 in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Saransk and Volgograd.
Foreign citizens and stateless persons travelling to Russia as spectators of sports events do not require visas to enter into or leave the territory of the Russian Federation. They must carry a valid travel document (passport) and FAN ID, an identification document recognized by the Russian authorities.
Russian citizens who intend to travel into and out of Russia must carry valid Russian documents, even if they have multiple citizenship.
To obtain a FAN ID, you need to purchase tickets for the match. The FAN ID is valid throughout the entire 2018 World Cup. While no substitute for a ticket, it must be presented at the stadium along with it.
Detailed information on obtaining the FAN ID for football games of the World Cup, sample FAN ID and additional information on the games is available at
tickets.transport2018.com (train tickets)
Any foreign citizen entering the Russian Federation must carry his or her passport, valid for no less than 6 months after the planned date of departure from Russia.
The FAN ID can be used by international spectators for multiple visa-free entry into the Russian Federation from June 4 to July 15, 2018.
For multiple entry, you must carry the FAN ID in hard copy. The soft copy of the FAN ID (available through e-mail) entitles the holder to a single entry into Russia from June 4 to July 15, 2018.
Foreign participants of the World Cup (athletes, technicians, maintenance staff, journalists, volunteers etc.) must apply for a Russian visa based on invitations that are issued by the World Cup Organizing Committee in Moscow. Detailed information on visas for these categories is available in the Committee.
Before you travel, kindly read the customs information.