Russia is an amazing country, undiscovered from a tourist perspective. Everybody knows that it’s the biggest country in the World, but not a lot people, especially from Western hemisphere have traveled and discovered its beautiful places.
Great Russian cities like Moscow or St.Petersburg are better known from a tourist perspective.
Although Russian official tourist page seems a bit non – user-friendly it’s a good start for getting information on visas policies.
If you are not a citizen of countries that this page lists – countries that are close neighboring countries to Russia, the chances are high that you’ll need to go through visas requesting process.
Russia is well – known for its organizational capabilities in big sports events like World cup 2018 is. We have no doubts that all authorities will be very helpful and goal-oriented towards making the process for football tourists smooth as possible. Afterall, Russia hosted Olympics in Sochi already and the number of other big sporting events.
Your starting guide should be an official Fan guide
This is an official fan guide page from FIFA. It’s very neatly structured and the process is rather painless although it is pretty robust.
It’s a referential page that means that most of the action is being done on official FIFA site.
- You will need a personalized FAN ID to attend the games of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Every spectator is required to have one: the FAN ID is part of the football fan identification system. With your FAN ID, quick and easy stadium entry is guaranteed.
- Visa-free entry to Russia
- FAN ID gives foreign citizens when arriving in Russia for the World Cup matches, the opportunity for multiple entries into the country without issuing visas.
- Comfort and free travel
Ticketing is divided into different sales phases, it’s being regularly updated. You can apply for buying tickets here, although you will have to sign in into FIFA to be able to buy tickets.
Ticket prices for orientation are here:
We recommend you to download World cup app. It gives a comprehensive general information about the tournament, it provides the news and other useful information such as how to obtain FAN ID.
It is available in
The tournament is being played in 11 cities.
- Saint Petersburg
- Nizhny Novgorod
Welcome2018 is again our guide. Here is an important information that we strongly recommend to obtain your FAN ID as public transport in the cities is for free.
AirBnb in Russia is popular option to stay. There are literally hundreds of apartments waiting to be rented nearby stadiums.
Other than you can check out the vast offer of city hotels and accommodation.
Official travel portal offers a comprehensive guide as well.